Charles Blackie

Charles Stuart Blackie QSO VRD is a New Zealand judge who is currently the Chief Justice of the Pitcairn Supreme Court and is also a judge of the District Courts of New Zealand. He is a former Commander in the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Charles Blackie
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Blackie in 2017
Chief Justice of the Pitcairn Supreme Court
Assumed office
2004
Preceded byNew position
Personal details
BornPutāruru, New Zealand

Blackie was born and grew up in Putāruru and went to Auckland to study law at the age of 18.[1]

Blackie is a founding member of the Armed Forces Law Association of New Zealand and is also currently the Chief Justice of the Pitcairn Supreme Court, having been appointed to that role in 2004. He oversaw the Pitcairn sexual assault trial of 2004, which was widely covered by foreign media. Blackie was also appointed to the District Courts of New Zealand on 18 December 1998, and is a Senior District Court Judge sitting in the Manukau District Court, Auckland.[2][3]

In his capacity as Chief Justice of the Pitcairn Supreme Court, Blackie attended the opening of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 16 October 2009.[4]

In the 2017 New Year Honours, Blackie was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order, for services to the judiciary and the community.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chief Judge Russell Johnson" (PDF). EDEN crescent. p. 31. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Commander C.S (Charles) Blackie VRD, RNZNVR". Royal New Zealand Navy. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "The Judges of the District Court". District Courts of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ "HM The Queen officially opens The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom" (PDF). UK Supreme Court. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. ^ "New Year Honours 2017 - Citations for Companions of the Queen's Service Order".