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Speakers

Our distinguished group of speakers, panellists and session chairs will include academics, judicial officers and some of the leading thinkers in their fields. The list of speakers will be updated as they are confirmed.

MR. JAIME ARELLANO

Mr. Jaime Arellano has been the Executive Director of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) since January, 2014. Between 2000 and 2006 he served as Deputy Secretary of Justice of Chile and during this period the Chilean Justice System went through ground breaking reforms in which Mr. Arellano played a leading role. Mr. Arellano has also taught at University of Santiago, Chile’s Judicial Academy and the University of Chile and Catholic University’s Law Schools. Currently, he also teaches in the Oral Criminal Litigation Skills Program, offered jointly by AU-WCL and JSCA, in Washington, DC.

PROF. DR. ERNST M.H. BALLIN

Professor Dr. Ernst M.H. Ballin has served as a Distinguished University Professor at Tilburg University, President of the Asser Institute for International and European Law (The Hague), Professor of Human Rights Law  at the University of Amsterdam, Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy, and Member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

 

HON. JUSTICE DENYS BARROW

The Honourable Mr. Justice Denys Barrow was appointed Judge of the CCJ on June 1, 2017. Mr. Justice Barrow served as a High Court Judge in St. Lucia, Grenada, Belize and the British Virgin Islands between 2001 and 2005, Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from 2005 to 2008 and Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Belize from 2010 to 2012. He also served annually in Geneva, Switzerland as a member and rapporteur of the International Labour Organisation’s Committee of Experts between 2005 and 2014.

DR. MICHAEL BOURKE

Dr. Michael Bourke is the Chief Psychologist for the United States Marshals Service and serves as the head of the USMS Behavioral Analysis Unit.  He has been a federal law enforcement officer since 2000 and was deputized by the USMS in 2008.  Prior to joining the Marshals Service he worked as a clinical psychologist for the federal prison system; from 2000 to 2006 he was assigned to the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) and Hypersexuality Management Program (HMP) at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and from July 2006 to September 2008 he worked within the Commitment and Treatment Program for Sexually Dangerous Persons (CTP) at the same institution.

SIR DENNIS BYRON 

Sir Dennis Byron is the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In his long judicial career began beginning in 1982, he has served as a High Court Judge and eventually Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.  Sir Dennis was also appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to serve as a Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in June 2004. He was elected President of the Tribunal in May 2007.

JAMES B. EAGLIN

James B. Eaglin is the Director of Research for the Federal Judicial Center, an independent agency of the federal judiciary that conducts research and training for the federal courts.   His research and publications have focused on various aspects of federal judicial administration, with an emphasis on federal sentencing policies and practices, the effectiveness of drug treatment programs for federal offenders, as well as appellate mediation. His doctoral training in judicial administration and public policy formulation was undertaken at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also earned an M.A. in political science, and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree.

PROF. DR. MAARTEN WILLEM CHARLES FETERIS

Professor Dr. Maarten Willem Charles Feteris is the President of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and Professor of Formal Tax law at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. In his distinguished career he hs been a Deputy Judge at the Court of Appeals in Hertogenbosch, Justice at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Deputy Judge at the Council of State of the Netherlands and Vice-president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

DIANA SHAW

Ms. Diana Shaw is an attorney-at-law and legal consultant with over 17 years specialization on issues relating to the protection of the rights of women and children and has worked extensively in policy and protocol formation. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. Her professional expertise also includes project management for legal reform projects for IOM and the Government of Belize and as a trainer and workshop facilitator for over 100 workshops for magistrates, teachers, social workers, medical practitioners, police and other stakeholders.

ANTHONY V. TEELUCKSINGH

Anthony V. Teelucksingh is a prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, which investigates and prosecutes computer attacks and other violations of U.S. computer crime laws.  He is a member of the U.S. delegation as a subject matter expert to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cyber-crime.  He has practiced law for 30 years, and has spent the last 15 years as a cyber-crime prosecutor.

 

MR. BEVIL WOODING  

Mr. Bevil Wooding is the Chief Knowledge Officer of Congress WBN and an international technology strategist. He has designed, developed, and implemented ICT solutions for Governments, Private Sector and Non-Profit organizations in the Caribbean and around the world. He was one of seven people in the world entrusted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) with a special cryptographic ‘smart-card’ that holds part of a key used to generate the Domain Name Server Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol that protects Internet domain names.