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
Date Written: October 18, 2007
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  2 AC 1, and the Caribbean Court of Justice case of Ag and Others v Joseph and Boyce  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
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