New Iran-US Claims Tribunal Judge: Rosemary Barkett


Rosemary Barkett, 1992. Courtesy The Palm Beach Post

The U.S. State Department recently announced the appointment of Judge Rosemary Barkett as a U.S.-appointed member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life provides a bit more background:

Former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Rosemary Barkett is leaving the United States federal appeals bench to join the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, based in The Hague. Judge Barkett, who was born in Mexico and previously served as a Catholic nun in the Sisters of St. Joseph, became the first woman Florida Supreme Court justice in 1985. She was also the first female chief justice, from 1992 to 1994. She was appointed as federal judge of the 11th Circuit by President Bill Clinton and took the bench in April 1994.