Trini Judge elected to International Criminal Court

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Trini Judge elected to International Criminal Court

Kudos go out to High Court judge, Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor.

Alexis-Windsor has been elected to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for 2021-2030.
She was one of six judges elected after eight rounds of voting which began on December 18.
There were six vacancies at the court.

Alexis-Windsor was elected in the eighth round with 86 of the 118 votes. She surpassed her rival from Tunisia, Haykel Ben Mahfoudh.

She was nominated by TT’s permanent mission to the UN in April. Her nomination was also endorsed by Caricom.

Judges who are nominated to the ICC have experience either litigating or adjudicating cases before the International Criminal Tribunals and the ICC itself.

Every candidate for election to the court is also required to have established competence in criminal law and procedure, the necessary experience in criminal proceedings, whether as a judge, prosecutor or advocate, or have established competence in relevant areas of international law such as international humanitarian law and the law of human rights.

Alexis-Windsor, who was appointed a judge of the TT Supreme Court in 2013, previously served as trial and appeals counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 2004-2013.
She was also a senior state counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and was deputy director of the human rights unit at the Office of the Attorney General.
The newly elected judges will fill the vacancies of the six outgoing judges and will begin their nine-year terms on March 10, 2021.