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Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland

Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland


Professor of International & European Union Law


Alina Kaczorowska holds a number of postgraduate legal qualifications and a State Doctorate in International Law with great distinction (Doctorat en Droit avec la mention très honorable) from the University of Nice in France. She has been Professor of EU and International Law at the University of the West Indies since September 2005. Prior to that she was Professor of EU Law at the Southampton Institute in England and was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law in June 2004. She has taught at University College Cork in Ireland, at McGill University in Montréal, at the Grand Ecole de Commerce in Rennes and is qualified as a barrister at the Paris Bar. She is the leading writer on EU Law and Public International Law for Routledge of London and New York. She has published eighteen books, and many articles in renowned journals. Since joining the University of the West Indies she has been actively involved in Caribbean legal life and considers herself the friend of the Caribbean Court of Justice.


B.C.L. D.E.A (France). PhD (France), C.A.P.A. (Certificate for practising as a ‘barrister’ in France) (Centre Regional de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux du Ressort de la Cour d'Appel de Paris, Paris) (France).

Research Areas

International Law, EU Law, Competition Law

Teaching Areas

Substantive EU Law, Private International Law, International Human Rights Law, CARICOM Single Market and Economy Competition Law.

Select Publications


  • 150 Leading Cases on Public International Law with Commentary, London: Old Bailey Press, Second Edition, 2004, 430 pages.
  • Competition Law in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 288 pages.
  • Public International Law, London and New York: Routledge, Fifth edition, 2015, 864 pages.
  • European Union Law, London and New York: Routledge, Fourth edition, 2016, 1064 pages. This book was translated into the Chinese language by the China Publishing House.

Books - Co-authored
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Procedure. The Referral Procedure Under Article 214 RTC in the Light of EU and International Law, London/New York: Routledge, 2020, 241 pages.
  • The Objectives of the Competition Policy of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and Their Importance to the Development of a Coherent and Comprehensive Body of Substantive Competition Rules in the CSME, (2012) 8/2 Competition Law Review, 185-207.
  • Perspektywy Rozwoju Integracji Karaibskiej w Ramach Zmodyfikowanego Traktatu z Chaguaramas” (‘Perspectives of Development of Caribbean Integration within the Framework of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas’), (2014) Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Sociologiczny (The Journal of Law, Economics and Sociology), Zeszyt 4, 69-88.
  • The International Court of Justice’s Vision of Jus Cogens, (2016) 40/1 L’Observeur des Nations Unies (Special Edition), 83-110.
  • What is the European Union Required to Protect under Article 4(2) TEU – the Uniqueness Approach, (2019) 25/1 European Public Law, 57-82.
  • “The CCJ’s Difficult Task of Establishing the Conditions for Non-contractual Liability of the Community in the Light of the Reparation Principles of International Law” in W. Anderson (ed.)  Eminent Caribbean International Law Jurists: The Rule of International Law in the Caribbean, Port-of-Spain: The CCJ Academy for Law, 2019, Chapter 21, pp.414-447.

See the extensive list of Professor Kaczorowska-Ireland's publications throughout the years »