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Faculty and Staff

David S. Berry

David S. Berry
Title: Dean of Law; Senior Lecturer in Law
Additional Titles: Attorney-at-Law, Barbados, and Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public of the Province of British Columbia
Qualifications: B.A. (UT), LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Edin), LEC (Hugh Wooding)
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate:
International Mooting (Law 3280) previously Course Director
Public International Law I (Law 2310) previously Course Director
Public International Law II (Law 2320) previously Course Director
Caribbean Integration Law (Law 3630) Course Director

Postgraduate:
Advanced Caribbean Integration Law (Law 6600) Course Director

Research Supervision:
I would be happy to discuss potential research projects with anyone who is interested in my areas of research.
Biography: In my international legal practice I have advised states and regional organizations about a variety of international legal topics, from anti-terrorism, to status of forces agreements, to undersea pipelines, to fisheries, to Caribbean Community law, to the law of treaties and treaty revision.  I have served as a member of the Barbadian legal team in the two Privy Council hearings in Lennox Ricardo Boyce and Jeffrey Joseph v. The Queen (2003-2004), as Deputy Agent in a number of matters before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (advisory questions, the Boyce Case, the Cadogan Case (2005-2008)), and as a member of the Barbados Delegation to the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review (2008).  I also served as counsel in the maritime boundary arbitration between Barbados and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (2005-2006), trained as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (2007), and served as counsel in the Caribbean Court of Justice case of Shanique Myrie v Barbados (2012-2013).  I acted as an arbitrator in an ICSID arbitration (2005-2009).
Research:
I have written in a number of areas from aboriginal law, to general international law, to regional integration law, to philosophy of law, to feminist theory, to the history of international law.  My current research interests are in Caribbean integration law. 

Staff Publications:
Book/Journal/Report Title
Refereed Publications

Books
Berry, David S.  Caribbean Integration Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). [available through: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199670079.do]
 
Berry, David S. and Tracy Robinson, eds. Transitions in Caribbean Law: Lawmaking Constitutionalism and the Confluence of National and International Law(forthcoming Ian Randle Publishers).
 
Chapters in Books
Berry, David S. “The Use of International Law by Domestic Tribunals in the Caribbean in Death Penalty Cases.” In Transitions in Caribbean Law: Lawmaking Constitutionalism and the Confluence of National and International Law, edited by David Berry and Tracy Robinson (forthcoming Ian Randle Publishers).
 
“Transitions in Caribbean Law: An Introduction.” In Transitions in Caribbean Law: Lawmaking Constitutionalism and the Confluence of National and International Law, edited by David Berry and Tracy Robinson (forthcoming Ian Randle Publishers).

“The Caribbean.” In The Oxford Handbook on the History of International Law, edited by Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters, assistant editor Simone Peter (forthcoming Oxford University Press).

“The Cotonou Agreement and Caribbean Regional Integration.” In Les Relations ACP/UE après le modèle de Lomé – Quel partenariat?, edited by Danielle Perrot (Brussels: Emile Bruylant, 2007).

“Legal Anomalies, Indigenous Peoples and the New World.” In Whither Multiculturalism? A Politics of Dissensus, Studia Anthropologica, edited by Barbara Saunders and David Haljan, 235-271 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2003).

“Contextualising International Women’s Rights: Canadian Feminism, Race & Culture.” In Legal Feminisms: Theory and Practice, edited by Clare McGlynn, 119-34 (Aldershot: Dartmouth Press, 1998).

Journal Articles

Berry, David S.  “The Early Original Jurisdiction Jurisprudence of the Caribbean Court of Justice: Promoting Regional Integration” (2012) 61:2 Social and Economic Studies 27-49.

Berry, David S. “Trinidad Cement Ltd. v. Caribbean Community; Doreen Johnson v. CARICAD,” International Decisions (2009) 103 American Journal of International Law 561-67.

“Democratic Norms and Regional Stability Panel Discussion: An Introduction” (Fall 2005) 33 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 233-35.

“Non-Democratic Transitions: Reactions of the OAS and CARICOM to Aristide’s Departure” (Fall 2005) 33 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 248-62. 

“Interpreting Rights and Culture: Extending Law’s Empire” (1998) Vol. 4 (1) Res Publica 3-28.
 
“Conflicts Between Minority Women and Traditional Structures: International Law, Rights and
Culture” (1998) Vol. 7 (1) Social & Legal Studies 55-75.

“Where Politicians Fear to Tread: The Supreme Court of Canada and Aboriginal Rights” (1997) Vol. 12 (2) British Journal of Canadian Studies 165-81.

Non-Refereed Publications

Chapters in Books

Berry, David S. “Nested Communities: The Implications of a Changing CARICOM for St. Kitts & Nevis.” In Beyond Walls: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Volume 1 - St. Kitts & Nevis, edited by Simone Augier and Olivia Edgecombe-Howell, 107-38 (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: School of Continuing Studies, University of the West Indies, 2002).

Technical Papers
Berry, David S and Uwe Tietze. [Consultant Authors.] CRFM Consultancy Report on Review of Existing Policy, Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Governance and Management of Flyingfish Fisheries in the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem. CRFM Technical & Advisory Document – Number 2012/6. ISSN: 1995-1132. Belize: CRFM Secretariat, 2012 (92 pages). (Print and internet: http://www.crfm.net/images/documents/Consult.RepLegal__Inst._Arrg_of_Flyingfishonline_formatted_using_printed_copy.pdf).

Berry, David S and Uwe Tietze. [Consultant Authors.] CRFM Consultancy Report on Review of Existing Policy, Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Governance and Management of Large Pelagic Fisheries in the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem.  CRFM Technical & Advisory Document – Number 2012/8. ISSN: 1995-1132. Belize: CRFM Secretariat, 2012 (96 pages). (Print and internet: http://www.crfm.net/images/documents/Consul._Rpt._Legal__Inst._Arrangements_of_Large_Pelagic.pdf).

Journal Articles and Other Periodicals

“Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice Over the CARICOM Treaty.” In Caribbean Justice for All—The Case for a Caribbean Regional Court, by Hugh Rawlins, Rose-Marie Antoine and David Berry, Vol. 3, Contemporary Legal Issues (Bridgetown, Barbados: INDI Graphics, 2000), pp. 46-65.

Berry, David S. “Hyper-Interpretation: Promise or Peril?” 102 ASIL Proc. 416-420 (2008).

“The New Caribbean Community: An Introduction to the Institutional Changes in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas” (2002) Vol. 7(1) Caribbean Law Bulletin 1-58.

Additional Information:
Presentations

Dr. David S. Berry, Caribbean Integration Law: Individual Rights in CARICOM and OECS,
SALISES Developmental Talks 2014, Wednesday, 12 November 2014.



Dr David S Berry, ‘The Prospect of Caribbean Mediation’, keynote speech presented at the 5th Annual Mediation Symposium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 26 November 2014. 


Dr David S Berry, ‘Enforceability of Original Jurisdiction Decisions’, paper presented at the Third Biennial CALCA Seminar on Law, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, December 4, 2014. 





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