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Dr Jason Haynes

Dr Jason Haynes

Deputy Dean, (Graduate Studies and Research)


Department: Law


Dr. Jason Haynes previously served as Secretary General of the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (now a Director), and as Senior Legal Officer at the British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados. He is a barrister-at-law and solicitor admitted to practice in the State of St Vincent and the Grenadines and an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Barbados.

Dr Haynes received the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA) and was the recipient of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Durham University. He is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority. He has taught law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Durham Law School and the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, and Arden University, UK, and has also worked at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St Lucia.

He is a former National Scholarship recipient from the State of St Vincent and the Grenadines; a former British Chevening Scholarship recipient; and a former Commonwealth Scholarship recipient. He is a trained arbitrator (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), and trained mediator (CEDR accredited). He has served as consultant to the governments of Jamaica, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, as well as to CARICOM/EU, the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), and is a World Intellectual Property (WIPO) Consultant on Sports, Entertainment and IP Law.


  • PhD (International and Comparative Law) Durham University, UK
  • LLM (Distinction), University of Nottingham, UK
  • LLB (First Class Hons.) University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Faculty of Education, Durham University, UK
  • CEDR-Accredited Mediator
  • MCIArb

Research Areas

  • Sports, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Administrative and Human Rights Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation 

Teaching Areas

  • Sports Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Tort Law

Select Publications

  1. Jason Haynes, Caribbean Anti-Trafficking Law and Practice (Hart Publishing, Oxford) 2019) [456 pages]

  2. Jason Haynes and J. Tyrone Marcus, Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law (Routledge, London, 2018) [398 pages]  

  3. Jason Haynes, ‘The Constitutional Law of Guyana: Challenges and Prospects’ in Richard Albert, Derek O'Brien and Se-Shauna Wheatle (eds), Oxford Handbook on Caribbean Constitutions (Oxford University Press, 2020) chapter 6

  4. Jason Haynes, ‘Challenging the increasing pervasiveness of the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in light of developing countries' concerns: The case for regulatory re-balancing’ (2013) 14 Journal of World Investment and Trade 114 - 146

  5. Jason Haynes, ‘The Transplantation of the European Principle of State Liability in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Law: A Normative Assessment’ (2014) 14(1) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 73 - 104

  6. Jason Haynes, ‘The Emergence of a Doctrine of de jure horizontal stare decisis at the Caribbean Court of Justice: Fragmentation or Pluralism of International Law?’ (2014) 5(3) Journal of International Dispute Settlement 498 - 530