Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1975 and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago in 1977. He began his legal career as a barrister and solicitor in private practice in his home country. Mr. Justice Saunders was among the first cohort of judges to join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) bench in 2005. Mr. Justice Saunders has contributed greatly to regional judicial outreach and judicial education efforts. A founding member of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), he has served as the organization’s Chairman since its inception in 2009. At its 29th Intersessional Meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in February 2018, the Caribbean Community Heads of Government agreed to the recommendation of the Regional and Judicial Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) that the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders be appointed President of the Caribbean Court of Justice. He became President of the Caribbean Court of Justice on 4 July 2018. He led the development of the Court’s first Strategic Plan in 2012 and currently chairs the ongoing project to develop and execute the Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.
Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders