July 12, 2022
Dr. Earle Edward Seaton
International Lawyer; Judge
1924 - 1992
Dr. Earle Seaton spent a large part of his distinguished international career working in the newly emerging nations in Africa.
He received his legal training in London, and later earned a PhD in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
He spent many years in Tanzania, which he represented at the United Nations, where he argued the Meru land expropriation case, and also served as a High Court judge.
As Puisne Judge in Bermuda’s Supreme Court, he presided over the murder trial of Erskine “Buck” Burrows and Larry Tacklyn.
He was Chief Justice of the Seychelles for 10 years, retiring in 1989, followed by two years as an Appellate Judge in Uganda.
Dr. Seaton authored numerous papers about Africa and became a recognised expert on the international law of the sea.