Kittitian reappointed to the CARICOM Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission

Dr. Joseph S. Archibald Q.C. (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, AUGUST 25th 2010 (CUOPM) – Prominent Kittitian-born jurist, Dr. Joseph S. Archibald QC has been re-appointed for a second three-year term as a Member of the CARICOM Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Chief Justice of the Caribbean Court of Justice, The Right Honourable Mr. Justice de la Bastide TC, QC in his capacity as Chairman of the Commission, pursuant to the provisions of the CARICOM Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Commission made the appointment with effect from 20 August 2010.

The Commission appoints the Judges, and recommends the appointment of the Chief Justice, of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Members of the Commission, when travelling in the Caricom Region on Commission business, are granted privileges and immunities similar to those granted to Supreme Court Judges.

Dr. Archibald, a longtime resident of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, was jointly nominated by the Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association as required by the CARICOM Agreement.

Dr. Archibald is an International Lawyer who was called to the Bar as a Barrister of Lincoln´s Inn in England fifty years ago in 1960 with a special Certificate in International Law; was appointed a Queen´s Counsel of the British Commonwealth thirty years ago in 1980; is a Member of the London Court of International Arbitrators; and is one of the three Patron Members of the Washington-based World Jurist Association.

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