Chief Justice from Oct 2002 - Sept 2010
Sliema on 17 August, 1952, Dr De Gaetano was educated at the Jesuit College of
St. Aloysius, at the Royal University of Malta and at the
called to the bar in 1976.
In 1979 he was appointed Senior Counsel for the Republic and in 1988
Assistant Attorney General in the Attorney-Generalís Office. Between 1989 and
1994 he served as Deputy Attorney General.
Whilst serving in the Attorney Generalís Office, Dr De Gaetano was one
of the prosecutors before the Criminal Court and Court of Criminal Appeal.
He was also responsible for providing general legal advice to Government
in matters of public law and contributed to the legislative drafting
particularly in the fields of public law and criminal law.
Dr De Gaetano was appointed as a Judge of the Superior Courts.
Degaetano has served on various international Boards and Committees.
Between 1988 and 1994 he was a member of the ad hoc Committee of Experts
on the Legal Aspect of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons of the
Council of Europe. In
1988 he was also appointed
Dr De Gaetano was appointed Chief Justice in October 2002. Chief Justice de Gaetano was elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights on 22nd June 2010.
Gaetano has published various papers and articles both locally and abroad.
married to Marie-Therese nee Ambrogio and has two children.