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Barbadian judge takes up TCI appointment

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Barbadian Justice Jacqueline Cornelius Thorne has been appointed by the Judicial Services Commission as a Justice of Appeal for the Turks and Caicos Islands to serve from February 2, 2023 through January 31, 2028.

She is a highly experienced judicial officer, having been appointed to the Barbados bench in 2006 after 18 years as a practicing attorney.

She is a graduate of Queen’s College, and attended Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus, UWI, and the Hugh Wooding Law School as a Barbados Exhibitioner. She was a Pegasus Commonwealth Scholar at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she gained a LLM (Commercial Law).

She has taught at the Faculty of Law as the course director for Revenue Law and Insolvency Law, and has taught or tutored family, administrative and contract law.

Her commercial law expertise has been utilised in many organisations in Barbados including the Board of the Central Bank, and Advisory Committees on International Business and mutual funds. She is currently part of the committee to reform the insolvency law legislation in Barbados, and is the supervising judge in the commercial division of the High Court.

Justice Cornelius Thorne has extensive experience in the criminal court, and was the only Barbadian member of the Advisory Committee On Guidelines For Sexual Offences Cases, a Judicial Reform and Constitutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project funded by the Government of Canada and managed by the Caribbean Court of Justice.

She is an active trainer and frequent speaker on bias and gender sensitive adjudication, and drafted the Gender Protocol for Barbados.

Justice Cornelius Thorne is also one of the Founder Members of the Caribbean Association of Women Judges and sits on its executive committee as a Vice President. She is a member of the International Association of Women Judges and a member of its Human Trafficking Committee. (PR)

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