(Trinidad Guardian) Justice Peter Jamadar is to be appointed a Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC).
Currently serving as a judge at the Court of Appeal, Jamadar will assume duty at the CCJ after Justice David Hayton retires in July.
Prior to Jamadar’s appointment to the Court of Appeal in 2008, he worked in private practice until he was appointed a Judge of the High Court.
In making the announcement on Friday – RJLSC Chairman and CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders noted that “The Court continues to attract some of the most qualified and talented jurists.”
He went on, “Justice Jamadar has developed a well-earned reputation throughout the Caribbean and the Commonwealth for his well-reasoned judgments and his outstanding work as a judicial educator.”
“His exemplary leadership of the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago has contributed significantly to the success of that body which has recently developed and rolled out a Gender Protocol for the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr Justice Jamadar will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to our Bench.”
Following the RJLSC’s advertisement for a judge in 2018, 18 submissions were received from applicants in the region and further afield from Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America.
In September 2018, eight applicants were interviewed following which they were subjected to background investigations, which formed part of the rigorous selection process by the RJLSC.
From that process, the RJLSC selected two judges—Justice Andrew Burgess, of Barbados, who was sworn-in recently; and Justice Jamadar who will be sworn in later this year.