Jean Claude was called to the Bar of England and Wales and to the Bar of Mauritius in 1975. Jean Claude founded Bibi Chambers and has since been its Head of Chambers. In 1989, he was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor before the High Court of Australia. His areas of practice include, but is not limited, criminal law, human rights, employment laws.
Jean Claude worked for the United Nations from 1997 to 1999 – he was responsible to provide legal support to Northern Africa and Western Africa missions.
Jean Claude was a Member of the National Legislative Assembly of Mauritius from 1976 to 1981. As the Attorney General of Mauritius in 1983, he represented Mauritius during the UN Ministerial International Conference in Geneva. Jean Claude has also represented Mauritius, as Ambassador, in diplomatic postings between 1983 to 1992. He held diplomatic representations in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Madagascar during those years and was also Dean of African Ambassadors from 1988 to 1989 and Dean of Commonwealth Ambassadors from 1989 to 1990.
Jean Claude is the founding member of Movement Against Communalism (MAC) and JUSTICE (Association Against Violence by State Agents) which promotes solidarity between ethnic communities and opposes itself to violence by state agents. He is also a member of “Ledikasyon pou travayer” [Education for workers]. In 2005, Jean Claude presented a Country Counter Report on behalf of JUSTICE to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in New York.
Jean Claude was an adviser to the Rodrigues Regional Assembly and was involved in legislative drafting.
Jean Claude has published numerous articles on legal, economic, social and political issues in widely circulated Mauritian newspapers.