Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Richardson on the Privy Council as the Final Court for the British Empire

Ivor Richardson, Victoria University of Wellington, has posted The Privy Council as the Final Court for the British Empire, Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 43(2012); 103.  Here is the 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.

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