Lillich Memorial Lecture series

Justice Winston Anderson

On March 14, 2011, Justice Winston Anderson of the Caribbean Court of Justice presented “The Role of the Caribbean Court of Justice in Human Rights Litigation: International Human Rights Treaty Dimensions.” The event began with a reception at 3 p.m. in the College of Law Rotunda, followed by the lecture at 3:30 p.m. Justice Anderson's visit was sponsored by the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy and his paper will appear in an issue of the journal.

Biography of Justice Winston Anderson:

Justice Winston Anderson, of Jamaican nationality, earned a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1983. From 1983 to 1984 he taught international law, among other subjects, at his alma mater, while pursuing the Masters in Law degree there.

In 1984, Justice Anderson proceeded on a Commonwealth Scholarship to Cambridge University in England and graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy in 1988, majoring in International and Environmental Law. Also, in 1988, he completed a course of training at the Inns of Court School of Law in London (with Honours) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales, as a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

He rejoined the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies in 1988 and was called to the Bar of Barbados in 1989. He was awarded indefinite tenure at the University of the West Indies in 1994. From 1994-1995, he was a research fellow at the University of Sheffield (UK). In 1996 Justice Anderson was appointed senior lecturer on fellowship leave at the University of Western Australia, and in 1999 became senior lecturer in the University of the West Indies on indefinite tenure. He was appointed executive director (ag.) of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC) for the academic year 2000-2001.

Justice Anderson was appointed general counsel of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on secondment from the University of the West Indies for 2003-2006. In 2006 he was appointed professor in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies and was called to the Bar of Jamaica in February 2007.

Following his return to the Faculty of Law in 2006, he was appointed CLIC executive director. Justice Anderson was elevated to the Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice at King’s House, Kingston, Jamaica, on June 15, 2010. He was sworn in by His Excellency the Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen.

Justice Anderson’s major publications include: The Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution, published by Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 1997; Elements of Private International Law (2003, Caribbean Law Publishers); and Private International Family Law (2005, Caribbean Law Publishers).

Previous Lillich lecturers:

2009-10: Jordan J. Paust, Law Center of the University of Houston: "Self-Defense Targetings of Non-State Actors and Permissibility of U.S. Use of Drones in Pakistan"

2008-09: Dr. Erik Franckx, Vrije Universiteit Brussel: "Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: Links Between UN, FAO and CITES on the High Seas?"

2007-08: Mark Sidel: University of Iowa College of Law: "New Directions in the Struggle Against Human Trafficking"

2006-07: Jerome Reichman, Duke University School of Law: "Nurturing a Transnational System of Innovation"

2005-06: Linda A. Malone, College of William and Mary School of Law: Iraqi special tribunals

2004-05: Philip Alston, New York University School of Law: "Reforming the UN Human Rights Commission: Moving Towards Member State Accountability"

2003-04: David D. Caron, University of California at Berkeley School of Law: "The Search for Practical Justice: The Work of the United Nations Compensation Commission for Claims Arising out of the 1991 Gulf War"