Judge Karl T. Hudson-Phillips

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago (Latin American and Caribbean States)

Term: 11 March 2003 - 30 September 2007

Elected from: List A on 7 February 2003


Judge Hudson-Phillips was elected for a nine-year term from the Latin American and Caribbean Group of States (GRULAC).

In 1959, after graduating from the University of Cambridge in the UK, Judge Hudson-Phillips was called to the Bars of the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago respectively, and in 1970 was appointed Queen's Counsel of the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago. He has had an extensive private practice in Trinidad and Tobago and in the Commonwealth Caribbean, as well as before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. Judge Hudson-Phillips was Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago from 1969 to 1973. In his capacity as Attorney-General, he oversaw the implementation of significant legislative reform in the areas of criminal law, labour law, and divorce law. He has defended and prosecuted in several high-profile criminal trials in the Caribbean region, involving murder, treason, and misbehaviour in public office, fraud, illegal drugs and extradition. He was a Law Reform Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago and is a member of the Board of the Justice Studies Centre of the Americas in Santiago, Chile.