Dean of the Faculty of Law and chaired Professor of Labour Law & Offshore Financial Law at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
In 2016, she was elected President of the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Professor of Labour Law and Offshore Financial Law and an attorney. An award-winning author, she has published twelve books and numerous articles. She has substantial senior international consultancy experience in legal policy, law reform, legal drafting, judicial and institutional training and significant managerial experience at the tertiary level and the public and private sectors.
She has served on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights since 2011, and in 2015 was elected President of the Commission. She was appointed Chair for the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana. She was elected Rapporteur for Persons of African Descent and Discrimination in 2012, and Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples in 2014. She also served as the first Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Unit at the IACHR/OAS and as a facilitator for many NGOs.
Rose Marie served as legal officer at the ILO in Geneva, and has been a consultant to all of the governments of CARICOM, the UK, Venezuela, USA and Canada, and to several international organizations, including the UNDCP, ILO, UNIFEM, EU, OAS, IADB, World Bank, CARICOM, OECS, UNICEF, PANCAP, CAREC, and UNAIDS. She has authored influential Policy Reports and legislation on diverse subjects including Drugs and Narcotics, Labour Law, Free Movement, HIV, Financial Law, Health, Discrimination, Mutual Legal Assistance, Women’s Rights, Money-Laundering, Anti-Corruption, the Judiciary, Public Service, Police, Child/ Juvenile Justice, Education and Human Trafficking.
Rose Marie holds a doctorate in law from Oxford University, an LLM from Cambridge, and the LLB from the UWI. She is committed to development with a human rights face.