Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1301166
 


 



Responsible Government and the Divisibility of the Crown


Anne Twomey


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law


Public Law, pp. 742-767, Winter 2008
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/137

Abstract:     
This article addresses the misconceptions and misunderstandings that surround the meaning of references to "the Crown". It focuses on the divisibility of the Crown and the criteria for the creation of a new Crown in self-governing colonies, dependencies and independent Commonwealth nations. It places the Crown within the context of reponsible government, identifying the capacity in which the Queen acts by reference to the source of ministerial advice to the Queen and to whom those Ministers are responsible. It criticises the House of Lords' analysis of the divisibility of the Crown in the Quark Fishing case with respect to British Overseas Territories and discusses the ramification of such reasoning for other polities, such as Scotland.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Crown, Queen, United Kingdom, responsible government, British Overseas Territories, South Georgia, Australian States, Canada, Scotland, Colonies, Executive Government, Constitution

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: November 16, 2008  

Suggested Citation

Twomey, Anne, Responsible Government and the Divisibility of the Crown. Public Law, pp. 742-767, Winter 2008; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/137. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1301166

Contact Information

Anne Twomey (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,028
Downloads: 267
Download Rank: 66,930

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.282 seconds