Dr David S Berry, BA (UT), LLB (UBC), LLM (Queen’s), PhD (Edin), MCIArb, Barrister and Attorney-at-Law, is Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Dr Berry teaches in the areas of general public international law and regional integration law, including a comparative course entitled ‘Caribbean Integration Law’. He has written articles and chapters in the same fields as well as in the areas of the law of treaties, aboriginal law, philosophy of law and feminist theory. Dr Berry’s most recent books are Caribbean Integration Law (Oxford University Press, 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 as Deputy Agent, Legal Adviser or Counsel, for the State of Barbados 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. He served as counsel for Barbados in the recent CCJ case of Shanique Myrie v Barbados, and advised counsel in the CCJ case of Maurice Tomlinson v Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. He also served as an Arbitrator in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes case.