Identifying the Chi in Commonwealth Caribbean Law: The Contribution of the Common Law and Human Rights Law to Constitutional Interpretation

20 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2007

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Derrick V. McKoy

University of the West Indies at Mona, Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 18, 2007

Abstract

The contribution is based on an earlier article, 'Reshaping Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisprudence: From Pratt and Morgan to Joseph and Boyce' (2007) 32 (2) West Indian Law Journal (forthcoming). That article traces the continuity between the Privy Council decision in Pratt and Another v the AG for Jamaica and Another [1994] 2 AC 1, and the Caribbean Court of Justice case of Ag and Others v Joseph and Boyce [2006] CCJ 3 (AJ); (2006) 69 WIR 104. That article also had as one of its themes the decline of the common law phenomenon in constitutional interpretation. It is this latter theme which is being pursued here.

Keywords: consitutional law, human rights, death penalty, commonwealth caribbean, jurisprudence

JEL Classification: I18, K1, K10, K14, K19, K30, K39, K40, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

McKoy, Derrick V., Identifying the Chi in Commonwealth Caribbean Law: The Contribution of the Common Law and Human Rights Law to Constitutional Interpretation (October 18, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1021627

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