Caribbean Integration Law

Hardcover | March 27, 2014

byDavid S. Berry

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Caribbean Integration Law offers a comprehensive legal analysis of the current treaties and rules governing the two main regional organisations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Both organisations are operating undernew treaties, the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and the Revised Treaty of Basseterre, respectively, which created the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, and the OECS Economic Union. The single market and economic union were built upon principles of free movement of goods, labour, and capital, and acommon external tariff.This book reviews the foundations of Caribbean regional integration, the institutional frameworks of the two regional organisations, and fleshes out the scope and context of the legal systems created by the treaties. It also reviews the dispute settlement mechanisms under both treaties, includingthe increasingly active role of the Caribbean Court of Justice, which allows persons to enforce their treaty rights directly before the Court. The book offers selective comparisons to the current rules governing the European Union, and integrates crucial insights from the field of publicinternational law, including the law of treaties and international institutional law.

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Caribbean Integration Law offers a comprehensive legal analysis of the current treaties and rules governing the two main regional organisations in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Both organisations are operating undernew treaties, the Revised Treaty of Chaguarama...

Dr David S. Berry, Barrister and Attorney-at-Law, is Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and University Dean. He teaches in the areas of general public international law and regional integration law. He has written articles and chapters in the same fields as well as in the areas of the law...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199670072

ISBN - 13:9780199670079

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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Caribbean Integration1. Introduction2. Foundations of Caribbean IntegrationPart II: Institutional Frameworks3. Status of the Treaties and Regional Organisations4. Objectives and Membership5. Organs - Structure, Competences, and Decision-Making Processes6. The Creation and Nature of Legal Obligations7. Implementation and Enforcement of Binding Obligations8. Final Provisions of the TreatiesPart III: The Legal Systems9. General Principles of Law and Other Foundational Legal Concepts10. Substantive Rules and Policies11. Introduction to Competition RulesPart IV: Dispute Settlement and Enforcement Mechanisms12. Dispute Settlement Mechanisms13. Dispute Settlement Through Regional CourtsPart V: The Way Forward14. Conclusions