Faculty and Staff

Nicole D. Foster (née Clarke)

Nicole D. Foster (née Clarke)
Title: Lecturer in Law
Additional Titles: Attorney-at-Law
LL.M, Washington College of Law, American University, 1997
LL.M, University of Cambridge, 1996
L.E.C, Hugh Wooding Law School, 1994
Teaching Areas:
Public International  Law II (LAW 2320)
International Trade Law (LAW 3330)
International Human Rights Law (LAW3720)
I am a former diplomat who acted as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva from 1999 to 2005. While at the Mission I was responsible primarily for dispute settlement, agriculture and intellectual property matters. Since returning to Barbados I have acted as a consultant for the Barbados Government, FAO, the WTO, PAHO and various non-governmental agencies on trade matters. I am also a member of the Indicative List of Arbitrators to hear disputes under the CARIFORUM – EU Economic Partnership Agreement and a Policy Advisor with Healthy Caribbean Coalition, a regional civil society organization advocating on prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases.
Research: My current research interests focus on the intersection between international trade and health particularly in relation to efforts to prevent and control chronic non-communicable diseases. I also have a keen interest in the role of small states in international dispute settlement.
Staff Publications:
  • ‘CARICOM States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System: The Case for Greater Engagement’ (2017) 43 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 153.
  • Philip Morris Brands Sàrl v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay (2016) 110 AJIL 774.
  •  ‘International Trade and Childhood Obesity – A Caribbean Perspective’ in Ending Childhood Obesity: A Challenge at the Crossroads of International Economic and Human Rights Law, Amandine Garde, Olivier de Schutter & Joshua Curtis, (eds.) (forthcoming from Elgar Publishing).
  • ‘Fiscal, Legal and Regulatory Approaches to Fight Obesity: Experience and Potential in the Caribbean and Pacific’ (forthcoming in the Pan American Journal of Public Health)

Additional Information: I have been able to make an important contribution to advocacy and policy formulation at the multilateral and regional level on NCDs prevention and control including through preparation of briefing notes for CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community relations etc.        
Contact: ; Office No.: (246)417-4227; Secretary: (246)417-4223
Faculty of Law
Tel.: (246) 417-4224    Fax: (246) 424-1788   Email: