Each year, the Bar Council’s international team organises the ‘International Rule of Law Lecture.’ The event aims to encourage awareness of the importance of the rule of law to all, particularly those in legal practice, stimulate debate and inspire lawyers, academics, judges and students to support the rule of law in their work.

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9 March 2022, 18:00 - 19:30
Event Type

Judicial activism – its relevance and efficacy to the rule of law

Keynote address by His Excellency, Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC ORTT

  • Introduction from the Chair of the Bar, Mark Fenhalls QC
  • Keynote address by HE Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona
  • Q&A
About His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC ORTT

HE Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona was the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago between 2013-2019. Anthony Carmona has also enjoyed a very successful legal career. 

He served as the first Assistant then Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions from 1994 to 1999. From 2001 to 2004, he was an Appeals Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha. Carmona received World Peace Culture Award on 04 May 2019.

In 2004, he was appointed a High Court Judge at the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago and on 12 December 2011, he was elected as a judge of the International Criminal Court. He won the office in the first ballot in the Assembly of States Parties and took office on 11 March 2012. 

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International Rule of Law Lecture 2022

HE Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona


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