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The Privy Council as the Final Court for the British Empire


Ivor Richardson


Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

2012

43 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 103, 2012
Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper

Abstract:     
After introductory comments on how the Judicial Committee functioned as the final court for the British Empire for over a century, including statistical material and discussion of the judicial membership and counsel involved in Indian appeals, this article discusses a range of highly unusual cases from India, Canada and New Zealand. The aim is to give something of the flavour of the Judicial Committee's work and its impact on local courts. The final section of the paper suggests conclusions that can be drawn from that survey.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Privy Council, legal history, the British Commonwealth, common law, comparative law

JEL Classification: K10, K40, K41

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Date posted: August 12, 2012  

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Richardson, Ivor, The Privy Council as the Final Court for the British Empire (2012). 43 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 103, 2012; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2128132

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Ivor L. M. Richardson (Contact Author)
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )
PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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