British High Court Judge leads seminar at Barbados’ Supreme Court
The Honourable Mrs Justice Linda Dobbs will be leading a seminar on judicial ethics at the Supreme Court of Barbados on Tuesday – Wednesday 23-24 February 2010. Participants will include Chief Justice (Ag) Hon Frederick Waterman and other members of the Barbados judiciary, as well as judges from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, whose participation is being funded by the British High Commission. This funding forms part of a programme of support by the British High Commission to the judiciary in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
The aim of the seminar is to promote awareness of judicial ethics and a better understanding of the problems facing judges, as well as facilitating discussion and ideas for continuing education in this area. Mrs Justice Dobbs is also leading similar seminars in Kingston Jamaica and Georgetown Guyana.
Mrs Justice Dobbs has been involved in international pro-bono work for the last 15 years, both as a lawyer and currently as a judge, in professional and judicial ethics, human rights, corruption, criminal law and procedure and judge-craft.
Her particular geographical areas of interest are Africa and the Caribbean and other common law countries. She has worked in/had working connections with – Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados; Cameroon; Ghana; Nigeria; Malawi; Sierra Leone; South Africa; India; France; the ICTY (Hague) and Russia.