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President of the CCJ to give public lecture at UWI

University of the West Indies | 2013-02-25 00:00:00

Sir Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Sir Dennis’ lecture is the second in the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) Distinguished Lecture Series.

Sir Dennis will address the role of the CCJ and its importance to legal, judicial and economic development in the Caribbean. The event will be attended by more than 100 guests including judges, lawyers, law students, media managers, members of the UWI community and officials from the ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs.

Sir Dennis will also make a special presentation to undergraduate students at CARIMAC. This session will involve an interactive discussion on the CCJ and will culminate in a question and answer segment. He will meet with key UWI officials as well as staff and students of the UWI’s Faculty of Law.

According to CARIMAC’s Director, Professor Hopeton Dunn, the visit by Sir Dennis is part of the Institute’s efforts to engage its students and the media and communication community in discussing important, pertinent and challenging issues that affect their practice and profession.

About Sir Dennis Byron
Sir Dennis Byron has been President of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI) since 2000. In 2004, he was appointed an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and holds the first Yogis & Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at Dalhousie University.

In that same year, Sir Dennis was also appointed a Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He was elected President of the Tribunal from 2007 to 2011. He was knighted in 2000 and was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 2004.  In September 2011 The Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron was appointed President of the Caribbean Court of Justice.  

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies is the premier source for teaching, research and training in media and communication in the English-speaking Caribbean.


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