Gerald P. Nazareth

When Mr. G.P. Nazareth QC JP was appointed as Supreme Court Judge in the Hong Kong High Court it marked another milestone in his distinguished career with the British Overseas Civil service.

Nazareth was educated at the Catholic Parochial School in Nairobi, St. Xaviers College and Government Law College in Bombay and Lincolns Inn in London UK. He joined the Kenya Public Service in 1954 as a prosecutor, rising to Senior Counsel.

In 1963 he moved to the Solomon Islands to take up an appointment as Assistant Attorney General, subsequently rising to Solicitor General, and then Attorney General to the British Western Pacific High Commission. He also became a member of the islands Legislative and Executive Councils and for a time Deputy Governor.

In 1976 Nazareth was transferred to Hong Kong as a Law Draftsman and was recently appointed to the bench. He was a member of the British team that hammered out the Sino British Treaty with China over the future of Hong Kong.

Nazareths activities have not been confined to his job. In the years he has found time for attachments to the Parliamentary Counsel Office in London to be a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. He was also founder President of the St. Francis Xaviers Association in Hong Kong which is a social, sports and welfare organization, and which has been instrumental in assisting Goan domestic workers exploited by their employers in the colony. For his long illustrious service to the Crown he was presented with the OBE in 1975 and the CBE in 1985. Nazareth is married to Elba, and they have three children Melanie, Valerie, and Deborah.