Faculty and Staff

Dr David S Berry

Dr David S Berry
Title: Dean, Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus & University Dean of Law
Additional Titles: Senior Lecturer
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.

Teaching Areas:
LAW 3630 Caribbean Integration Law
LAW 3165: International Commercial Arbitration
LAW 3…: International Law of Indigenous Peoples
Dr David S Berry teaches in the areas of general public international law and regional integration law and has written articles and chapters in the same fields.  Dr 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).
Dr Berry practices in various areas of international law, primarily serving Governments and regional and international organisations.  He has served 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, an ICSID panel (as an arbitrator) and the Caribbean Court of Justice.
Dr Berry writes in the areas of regional integration law and general public international law.  His 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.
Staff Publications:
  • Berry, David S.  Caribbean Integration Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). 
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 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming) [by invitation].
  • “Barbados and Regional Legal Development – The Influence of the Case of Shanique Myrie v Barbados” (2018) The Barbados Bench-Bar Journal 424-456.
  • “Enforcement of Regional Economic Integration in the Caribbean:  Treaty Enforcement by the Regional Court and Regimes for Enhanced Cooperation.”  In Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small States, edited by Petra Butler, Eva Lein, Rhonson Salim, The World of Small States, 61-86 (Heidelberg: Springer, 2018).
  •     “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)[by invitation].
  • “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, 102-127 (Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2013).

Additional Information:

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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