Dr. O’Brien contributes a chapter to “Legal Transfers in the Caribbean History”

Dr Derek O’Brien has contributed a chapter to a collection of essays on Legal Transfers in Caribbean History. Dr O’Brien’s chapter focuses on the ability of the citizens of Commonwealth Caribbean countries to participate in the amendment of their Constitutions as a means of redressing their Constitutions’ perceived lack of autochthony; Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions being not home-grown but rather the creation of the imperial Parliament in Westminster.

The collection is being edited by Victoria Barnes and Emily Whewell of the Max Planck Institute of Legal History and will be published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. O’Brien contributes a chapter to a Festschrift for Lord Kerr

Dr. Derek O’Brien has contributed a chapter to a Festschrift ( a collection of writings published in honour of a scholar) for Lord Kerr, a former Justice of the UK Supreme Court. Dr O’Brien’s chapter focuses on Lord Kerr’s role as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in hearing appeals from the sovereign states of the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The Festschrift is due to be published by Hart Publishing later this year.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Derek O’Brien

Derek.O’Brien@gov.ky

Links to the publisher sites:

Judicial Mind: A Festschrift for Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore (UK) (Hardback)

Judicial Mind: A Festschrift for Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore (US) (e-Book)

Dr. O’Brien takes part in a panel discussion on Radio Antigua

On 7th March Dr. Derek O’Brien took part in a panel discussion on Radio Antigua.

The topic of the discussion was the problem of executive dominance of Antigua’s Parliament and the possibilities for reform of the Westminster model of democracy in Antigua.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Derek O’Brien

Derek.O’Brien@gov.ky