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Vaughan Carter
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Vaughan Carter

Professor Carter currently works in the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment of the Cayman Islands Government, where he is now responsible for further and higher education and human capital development. He received a LL.B. with honours from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and earned a LL.M. in Human Rights and Civil Liberties from the University of Leicester, also in England. Following the completion of his postgraduate legal studies, Professor Carter initially taught in the United Kingdom, in the School of European and International Studies at the University of Derby, where he designed and taught on courses involving international human rights law and the embodiment of these principles in domestic constitutions. In 1997, Professor Carter accepted a position at the Cayman Islands Law School, where he went onto serve as Senior Lecturer and in the capacity of Acting Director of Legal Studies. During this time he was also acknowledged as a recognized teacher in the Faculty of Law of the University of Liverpool in England. Many of Professor Carter’s publications and presentations have pursued human rights themes in a Caymanian or broader Caribbean context and some of his published work can be found in Public Law, the Law Quarterly Review, the International Journal of Law and Evidence and the Caribbean Law Review. Professor Carter was a founding member of the Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee and subsequently appointed as its Deputy Chairman. The work of this Committee was instrumental in the successful inclusion of fundamental rights for the first time in a new Cayman Islands Constitution. More recently, Professor Carter has provided human rights training for the Commonwealth Foundation’s human rights capacity building project in the British Overseas Territories. In the higher education arena, Professor Carter has represented the Cayman Islands Government on the University Council of the University of the West Indies and is now a member of the Board of Governors of the University College of the Cayman Islands. Presently, he also sits on the Campus Council and the Finance and General Purposes Committee for the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados and is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University, England. Professor Carter has previously delivered lectures for Case Western Reserve University, the University of Illinois and DePaul University and will teach an Introduction to International Human Rights Law course at the University of Alabama in spring 2012.