The Privy Council as the Final Court for the British Empire
43 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 103, 2012
25 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2012 Last revised: 22 Feb 2015
Date Written: 2012
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.
Keywords: Privy Council, legal history, the British Commonwealth, common law, comparative law
JEL Classification: K10, K40, K41
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