Jan Yves Remy

Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies

Dr Jan Yves Remy an international trade lawyer who, over the course of her fifteen-year career, has advised governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on litigating disputes under the auspices of the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Jan Yves holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of the West Indies (Hons); a masters from the University of Cambridge (Hons); and a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Graduate Institute of Development Studies on the Role of the Caribbean Court of Justice in Caribbean integration. She is the Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (the SRC), the premier trade institution of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, dedicated to training, research and outreach on issues of regional and international trade. She coordinates and lectures under in the SRC’s flagship Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme, in the areas of international trade law and e-commerce; conducts outreach and research on behalf of the Centre; and writes frequently on issues arising under Caribbean development and trade law. She holds the position of WTO Chair at the University of the West Indies (Barbados), under the WTO’s Chair Programme. She previously worked as Senior Associate at Sidley Austin LLP (Geneva and Washington D.C.) and before that as Legal Officer at the Appellate Body of the WTO.

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