Trinidadian Jurist Chosen To Replace Retiring CCJ Judge

Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jamadar

Trinidadian judge, Peter Jamadar, is the newest judge to join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

He has been appointed by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission to replace sitting CCJ judge, Justice David Hayton, when he retires in July.

Justice Jamadar currently serves as a Judge of the Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal, a position which he has held since 2008. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal, he worked in private practice until he was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Trinidad & Tobago.

In making the announcement, CCJ President and Chairman of the RJLSC, Justice Adrian Saunders said that the CCJ continues to attract some of the most qualified and talented jurists.

“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 (JEITT) 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. Justice Jamadar will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to our Bench,” Justice Saunders said.

The RJLC advertised for the position of Judge in 2018 and received 18 submissions from applicants in the region and from Africa, Australia, Europe and North America. In September 2018, eight applicants were interviewed, subjected to background investigations and a rigorous selection process by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

From that process, the RJLSC selected Barbadian Justice Andrew Burgess, who was sworn in recently, and Justice Jamadar who will be sworn in later this year.