“Will history record the victory of John Selden’s thesis, ‘mare clausum’ in the interest of protecting biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction?” Eminent Caribbean International Law Jurists: The Rule of International Law in the Caribbean, (W. Anderson, ed.)  (The CCJ Academy for Law: The CCJ Academy for Law’s Eminent Caribbean Jurists Series, Oct. 2019), Chapter 17


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Summary Report”, IDB-TN-566, April 2013


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Horizontal Measures”, IDB-TN-567, April 2013


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Information and Communications Technology”, IDB-TN-568, April 2013


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Transport Services”, IDB-TN-569, April 2013


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Professional Services”, IDB-TN-570, April 2013


“Services Regulation in the Caribbean: Tourism Services”, IDB-TN-571, April 2013


“FATCA and the IGAs in a nutshell …” Jambar Journal, Vol. 26, 2013


“WTO Jurisprudence on Regional Trade Regimes,” Presentation at the Second Caribbean Academy of Law and Court Administration (CALCA) Seminar on International Law, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago, September 24-28, 2012 (Thomson Reuters)


“Coherence, Energy, Subsidies, Carbon Taxes and the CSME” (2009)


“Opinion on the General Preferential Regime Applicable to Imports of Goods Originating in ACP Non-LDC Failing the Conclusion and Entry into Force of EPAs by 1 January 2008” (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2007)


“Can Donors Help Countries to Negotiate and Maintain their Rights under Trade Agreements?” Trade and Aid: Partners or Rivals in Development Policy?, Sheila page (ed.) (Cameron May, 2006) pp. 245-275


“Defining our Vulnerability: The Commodity Protocols and WTO Rules”, The Multilateral Aspects of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, Berthelot & Robin (eds.) (Agence Francophonie & Commonwealth Secretariat, 2002) pp. 117 -123


Commentary on Tangermann’s paper on the future of preferential trade arrangements for developing countries and the current round of WTO negotiations on agriculture, FAO Papers on Selected Issues Relating to the WTO Negotiations on Agriculture (FAO 2002) pp. 108-115


“La importancia de la participación en los procesos multifacéticos de la OMC: La Agenda de Desarrollo después de Doha – definida a través de compromisos activos” [translation “The importance of participation in the multifaceted WTO processes: The post-Doha Development Agenda - defined through active engagement”] Revista Informativa de la Asociacion Boliviana de Economia Politica de la Globalizacion (August 2002)


“What Economic Integration in the Hemisphere Means to Florida Industries: Now and in 2005”, University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Second Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas (2001) 14 Fla J. Int’l L. 79 et seq.


Trade Law Commentary, “Finding a Place for Small Developing Economies in the World Trade Organization”, World Trade Agenda, April 2001, pp. 12-13


“Access to Industrialized Country Markets - a Caricom Perspective”; EC Parliament, PES Group, ‘Towards a Development Round: A Seminar on the WTO Millennium Round and Developing Countries’ (Brussels, 28/09/2000); (summary presentation published in Report on a Seminar hosted by the PES Group of the European Parliament (Dec. 2000)


“The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism – A Developing Country Perspective”, Internationale Berliner Wirtschaftsrechtsgespräche, Ulrich Immenga / Natalie Lübben / Hans Peter Schwintowski (Hrsg.) Conflict Resolution in a Global Economy, Proceedings of the Fifth International Trade Law Conference (Humboldt University, May 2000)


“The Shiprider Model: An Analysis of the U.S. Proposed Agreement Concerning Maritime Counter-Drug Operations in its Wider Legal Context” (1997) No.1, Contemporary Caribbean Legal Issues, pp. 1-80


“‘Now that the Ship has Docked ...’: A Postscript to the Shiprider Debate” 1997, No. 67, Caricom Perspectives


“The Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations by P.K. Menon” 1992, Scholarly Research and Review, pp. 82-88


“CARICOM: Unity for Survival”, Free Trade in the Americas (An Hemispheric Approach), N. Lacasse & L. Perret (eds.) (Wilson & Lafleur Ltee: Montreal, 1994) pp. 335-368


CRNM Technical Studies No.1: Trade Remedies and the FTAA (1999) pp. 1-81


Course manuals:       International Development and Economic Law

Law of International Organizations

Law of Foreign Investment


Issue papers and briefing notes:


“The WTO Prohibition of Export Subsidies: Extension of the Transition Period – Article 27.4 of the SCM Agreement” (November 2001)


“Free Trade: Trick or Treat for the World’s Poor?” (World Development Movement, 2 November 2001)


“Preparations for the Fourth Ministerial Conference” (October 2001)


“The Developmental Role of the EC in the WTO and the British Vision for the Future” (Annual British Labour Party Conference: Fringe Meeting, 30 September – 4 October)


“Appointment of Persons to the Appellate Body” (3 September 2001)


“The State of Readiness for a New Round: Did we understand what we were getting into when we signed the URAs? (A case study of the OECS)” (June 2001)


“Weighing the Pros and Cons: ‘A Reality Check’ - Informal meeting of the General Council at Senior Official Level” (June 2001)


“The WTO Agriculture Negotiations and the ACP Sugar Protocol”; presentation at the ACP Sugar Ministerial (24-26 April 2001)


“Overview - Trade-related Aspects of the Small Economy Debate - finding a place for small developing economies in the WTO”, presented at COMSEC Round Table, “Developing a Work Programme at the WTO on Small Economies”, Marborough House, London, 30 March 2001


“Briefing Note: The WTO & Caricom - Issues of principal significance raised by Caricom Missions” (February 2001 - for Caricom Heads of Governments meeting with WTO DG)


“Workshop on Human Rights Policies of Development Assistance and Trade-Related Assistance Agencies: Putting Human Rights First? Rethinking Development and Trade Policies”; Bonn Conference presentation (Nov. 9-10, 2000)


“Bahamas and the WTO - Recent Developments” (2000)


“Report of the Ad Hoc ACP Technical Experts Group (Geneva) - in preparation for the ACP Trade Ministers meeting in Brussels” (04/12/2000)


“Difficulties attendant on Developing Countries’ Pursuit of Rights in WTO - through the DSM, for example, or in obtaining anticipated market access in goods and services.  Are such difficulties linked to the manner of implementation of market access commitments or are they linked to the application of other measures including TBT/SPS, AD/CV and safeguard actions?” Paper presented at WTO Seminar on Implementation (26/06/2000)


“Notes on the EC/ACP Waiver Request - Some Initial Responses” (31/03/2000)


“Appointment of Persons to the Standing Appellate Body - A Caricom Perspective” & “Informal Summary” (03/2000)


“UNCTAD X - BANGKOK: Reflections on the Draft Plan of Action from the Small Economy perspective - an issue of increasing importance to CARIFORUM countries” (11/02/2000)


“Background Information Note on US - Sections 301-310 of the Trade Act of 1974 and US - Import Measures on Certain Products from the EC: Two Recent Spin-offs from the Bananas Case” (1999)


Background Notes for the G-15 Conference in Bangalore, India (1999)


“The DSB Crisis & Bananas” (1999)


“Thoughts on the MFN Proposal”, June 1999


“Trade Liberalization, the WTO & the ACP: What Issues and Options?” (1999)


“Lome Preferences and the WTO: The Banana Case - A Call for the Review of some WTO Rules” (1998)


“The WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing” (Geneva Ministerial preparations, 1998)


“Electronic Commerce” (Geneva Ministerial preparations, 1998)


“A Preliminary Discussion of Trade Remedies in the FTAA Context”, August 1998


Background documents for the 1998 WTO Ministerial Meeting, May 1998


“Overview: From the CUFTA to NAFTA to the FTAA” (CRNM), Dec. 1997


“US Trade Policy & Fast Track” (CRNM), Nov. 1997


"Menon on Recognition", book review requested by Professor P.K. Menon, March 1993


"Caribcan: A Continuum in Canada-Caricom Economic Relations", review requested by Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, May 1993


The above list highlights the scope of issues addressed. Issue papers and briefing notes produced in more recent years are not included. These generally respond to specific requests from client governments.



Resource Person at the following Conferences:


National Workshop on the Implications of Non-Compliance on the Implementation of Trade Agreement Obligations, Ministry of International Trade, St. Kitts and Nevis, March 2016, “Trade Policy Implementation: Consultation and Collaboration”, “Implementing Trade Agreements: What’s in it for us?” (Sole resource person)


Regional Seminar on Trade Policy for Caribbean Parliamentarians, St. Kitts and Nevis Marriott Resort, St. Kitts & Nevis, 25 – 26 November 2010, “The Structure, Principles and Functioning of the International Trading System (Doha Negotiations) and their Impact on Growth, Development and Welfare in the Caribbean” (Resource person)


“Supporting Commonwealth Countries’ Accession to the WTO”, Husa President Park Hotel, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 44 1000 Brussels Belgium, 28 June 2010 (Resource person)


OECS Consultation on the Reform of Export Subsidy Programmes, Bay Gardens Hotel, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, May 3 – 4, 2010 (Resource person)


“The Inaugural Symposium: Current Development in Caribbean Community Law” sponsored by the Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC) in association with the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Court of Justice, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Trinidad, November 9-11, 2009, Session VI: Caribbean Integration and Trade Issues 9-11 November 2009 (Resource person)


“Supporting the Commonwealth Response to HIV and AIDS” Seminar and Planning Workshop, October 1 – 2, 2009, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation, Commonwealth HIV and AIDS Action Group and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ‘Increasing Access to HIV Treatment – Patent Pools’ (Resource person)


OECS/FAO: Workshop on WTO Capacity Building in the OECS: Addressing Implementation Issues on the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) and Participation in the Agriculture Negotiations, 7-8 February, 2003 (Resource person)


ACP-EC Post-Doha Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 30 June – 1 July 2002, paper presented - “Negotiations on WTO Rules”


ILEAP Nairobi Conference – 4-6 May 2002, paper presented - “Implementation of Trade & Trade-related Agreements at the Country-level: Problems & Needs”


CARICOM Meeting of the Working Group on Global Trade and Economic Issues, including the World Trade Organisation (WTO) issues under the Regional Negotiating Machinery, Guyana, 12-13 September 1997; resource person on –Perspectives on Multilateral Trade and Investment Issues and Recent Developments at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Related Organizations in Geneva


Legal Issues Arising from the Uruguay Round Agreements: Caribbean Region Commonwealth WTO workshop, Trinidad & Tobago, 18-22 August 1997; as resource person, papers presented on - “Trade and Development”; “The WTO TRIPs Agreement and the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Laws in the Caribbean”


OAS/UWI Workshop on Legislative Drafting, Barbados, 21 July - 15 August 1997; paper presented - “The Legislative Implications of the Agreement Establishing the WTO for the Commonwealth Caribbean”


Treaties: International Agreements - the impact on legal information systems in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions, Caribbean Association of Law Libraries, CARALL XII Conference, St. Vincent, 16-18 July 1997; paper presented - “Exposing Secrets: A Call for Transparency in the Treaty Making Process”


United States Trade Policies, USIA International Visitor Program, (Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Cleveland, San Francisco, San Jose) USA, 30 Jan - 20 Feb 1997


WIPO Sub-Regional Workshop for Legal Draftsmen of Caribbean Countries on Industrial Property, Barbados, 7-12 October 1996; paper presented - “Implications of the Paris Convention and the TRIPS Agreement on the Drafting of Modern Industrial Property Legislation”


CARICOM/UNCITRAL Regional Seminar on International Trade Law, Barbados, 23-26 April 1996; paper presented - “Party Autonomy and the Role of the Courts in International Arbitration”


UN International Law Seminar, Geneva, Switzerland, May - June 1995


Seminar on Arbitration and ADR in the English-speaking Countries of the Caribbean, CLI, Barbados, April 1995; paper presented – “Domestic and International Enforcement of Arbitral Awards”


United Nations Congress on Public International Law, New York, U.S.A., March 1995


OECS/UWI Fisheries Surveillance Workshop, Barbados, August 1993; paper presented – “The Role of ‘Authorized Officers’ in the Enforcement of OECS Fisheries Legislation”


Procurement and Contract Negotiations Seminar, CDB, Barbados, July 1993


OECS Business Workshop, Barbados, April 1993 (organized by Mrs. M. Anyadike-Danes); paper presented – “Ownership and Use of Resources in the Caribbean Sea”


The North American Free Trade Agreement: Its Scope and Implications for North America's Lawyers, Businesses and Policymakers, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., January 1993


Canada and Free Trade in the Americas, University of Ottawa & Carleton University, Canada, October 1992; paper presented – “CARICOM”


 Public Lectures: The Shiprider Agreement: Passage Beyond Sovereignty - Barbados, 1 April 1997; Jamaica, 17 April 1997; Trinidad & Tobago, 22 April 1997

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