Professor

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine
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Antoine in 2014
NationalityTrinidadian
OccupationDean of Law the University of the West Indies
Years active2004 - Present
Board member ofCommissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Academic background
EducationSt. Joseph’s Convent
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies (LLB)
University of Cambridge (LLM)
University of Oxford (DPhil)
Academic work
DisciplineLabor Law
Offshore Financial Law
InstitutionsUniversity of the West Indies

Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine is Dean of Law the University of the West Indies and Professor of Labor Law and Offshore Financial Law, a position she has held since 2004. Prior to taking her Chair she was senior lecturer at the University from 1998-2004. From 2004 to 2009 she served as Deputy Dean (Outreach) of the Faculty of Law at the University. She was inaugural Director of the LLM from 2000 -2002. In 2008 she was named as one of "60 under 60" distinguished academics at the University of the West Indies. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University (2005-2009) and DePaul University (2010-2011). In 2013 she created history by becoming the only person to have won the regional Vice Chancellor's Award of Excellence, University of the West Indies twice, first in 2006 for Excellence in research and in 2013 for Excellence in Public Service.

She also serves as a Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and was elected President of the Commission in 2015.

She works with a number of public and private bodies as a consultant, drafted several laws in the Caribbean, including the Labour Code of Saint Lucia and the CARICOM Harmonization of Labour Law Report.

Professor Belle Antoine was once mistakenly beaten and then arrested by police whilst trying to protect students at a student protest.