Mr. Justice Peter Charleton
Mr. Justice Charleton was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 2014.
He was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College Dublin and The Honorable Society of King's Inns. He lectured in Trinity College Dublin from 1986 to 1988 in criminal law and in The Honorable Society of King's Inns in tort law from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Justice Charleton was called to The Bar of Ireland in 1979. In 1995, he was called to the Inner Bar. From 2002 to his appointment to the High Court in 2006 he was counsel to the Morris Tribunal; a statutory enquiry which looked into miscwas onduct in the Garda Síochána. In the High Court he was assigned principally to the commercial list.
From February 2017 to June 2018 he was Chairman of the Tribunal of Inquiry into protected disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters. The tribunal published two substantive reports on the issues before it, the last in October 2018.
He has published on intelellectual property, criminal law, torts, constitutional law and executive power in journals, inlcuding the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, the International Journal of Law and the Family, the Yearbook of the International Commission of Jurists, Intellectual Property Law and Policy, the Journal of Criminal Law, the Bar Review, the Journal of the Judicial Studies Institute of Ireland, the Irish Law Times, the Gazette of the Incoporated Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Criminal Law Journal.
Mr. Justice Charleton is the author of: Controlled Drugs and the Criminal Law (An Cló Liúir, 1986); Offences Against the Person (Round Hall Press, 1992); Charleton and McDermott's Criminal Law and Evidence Peter Charleton, Paul Anthony McDermott, Ciara Herlihy, Stephen Byrne, Bloomsbury, 2020); Irish Criminal Law (1999, Butterworths, with McDermott and Bolger); and Lies in a Miror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit (Blackhall Publishing, 2006).
Mr. Justice Charleton is the Irish representative on the Colloque Franco Brittanique Irlandais.
He was a founder member of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and was chairman of the National Archives Advisory Council from 2011 to 2016.