Vincent A. De Gaetano

Born on 17 August 1952 in Sliema, Malta

  • Diploma of Notary Public, Royal University of Malta, 1974
  • Doctor of Laws, Royal University of Malta, 1975
  • Member of the Malta Bar, 1976
  • Diploma in Criminology, University of Cambridge, 1977
  • Senior Counsel for the Republic in the Attorney-General’s Office, Malta, 1979
  • Member of the ad hoc Committee of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons of the Council of Europe, 1988-1994
  • Malta’s representative on the Steering Committee on Legal Co-operation of the Council of Europe as from 1988, Vice-Chairman then Chairman, 1988-2000
  • Assistant Attorney-General, 1988 then Deputy Attorney-General, 1989-1994
  • Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Law of Criminal Procedure, University of Malta, 1994
  • Judge of the Superior Courts of Malta, 1994
  • Chairman of the Multidisciplinary Group on Corruption of the Council of Europe, 1995-1997
  • Chief Justice and President of the Constitutional Court, of the Court of Appeal and of the Court of Criminal Appeal of Malta, 2002-2010
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 20 September 2010 to 19 September 2019
  • Vice-President of Section from 3 November 2015 to 31 August 2018
  • President of Section from 1 September 2018 to 19 September 2019.