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Prof. David S. Berry

Prof. David S. Berry


Professor of International Law and Regional Integration Law

Department: Law


Professor David S Berry served two consecutive terms as Dean of Law, Cave Hill Campus (2012-16, 2016-20), and two terms as University Dean of Law (2012-14 (inaugural), and 2018-20). He teaches in the areas of public international law and regional integration law and has written articles and book chapters in the same fields.  Professor Berry’s most recent books are Caribbean Integration Law (OUP, 2014) and Transitions in Caribbean Law: Lawmaking Constitutionalism and the Confluence of National and International Law (co-edited with Tracy Robinson, Ian Randle Publishers, 2013).

Professor Berry practices in various areas of international law, primarily serving Governments and regional and international organisations.  He has served as counsel or deputy agent in cases before a number of tribunals – including the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Barbados-Trinidad Maritime Boundary Arbitration, and the Caribbean Court of Justice – and as an arbitrator on an ICSID panel.



Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), 2019.
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Department of Public International Law, May 29, 2002.
LL.M., Queen’s University, Faculty of Law (Kingston, Canada), October 30, 1993.  
LL.B., University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, May 1991.
B.A., University of Toronto, University College, June 14, 1988.

Research Areas

Dr. Berry’s recent writings have focused on the jurisprudence of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Current research interests include issues related to law of the sea (marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction) and international commercial arbitration.

Teaching Areas

LAW 3630 Caribbean Integration Law
LAW 3165 International Commercial Arbitration

Select Publications


  • Berry, David S.  Caribbean Integration Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Journal Articles Book Chapters
  • Berry, David S. “The Effect of the Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice on Regional Integration and National Law.” In The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions, edited by Richard Albert, Derek O’Brien and Se-shauna Wheatle, 529-554 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) [by invitation];
  • Berry, David S. “Enforcement of Regional Economic Integration in the Caribbean:Treaty Enforcement by the Regional Court and Regimes for Enhanced Cooperation.”
  • Berry, David S. “A Perspective from Barbados of the Impact of the Caribbean Court of Justice.” In The Caribbean Court of Justice: The First Ten Years, edited by The Honourable Mr Justice David Hayton, 71-96 (London: LexisNexis, 2017);
  • Berry, David S.“Reflections on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Caribbean.” In Eminent Caribbean International Law Jurists: The Rule of International Law in the Caribbean, edited by Winston Anderson, 219-242 (Port-of-Spain: The CCJ Academy for Law, 2019).
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 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: ).


Caribbean integration law, international law, European Union Law, regional trade law, commercial arbitration, law of the sea, marine biological diversity