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Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems

Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems

Law of America > Law of West Indies. Caribbean area > General > KGJ97

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Rose-Marie Belle Antoine
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Cavendish Pub., 1999
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Commonwealth Caribbean law series.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/commonwealth-caribbean-law-and-legal-systems/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle. Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems. London: Cavendish Pub., 1999 (OCoLC)657072445

Short Description

Xliii, 346 pages ; 24 cm.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Cavendish Pub.
  • Responsable Person: Rose-Marie Belle Antoine.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 16 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KGJ97
  • Dewey Code: 349.729
  • ISBN: 1859414230 9781859414231
  • OCLC: 40639721

Main Contents

The nature and functions of law; the role of law in Commonwealth Caribbean Society; the classification of legal systems into legal traditions; identifying legal traditions; the reception of law and its significance to Caribbean jurisprudence; the advent of the written constitution; the common law and equity; custom as a source of law; international law and the law of caricom; legislation; delegated legislation and the ultra VIres principle; statutory interpretation; courts structure and jurisdiction; judicial committee of the privy council as a final court of appeal – problems and prospects; role and relevance of the jury system.

Summary Note

This text traces the law and legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean and its development from the common law system. The legal and historical sources of law are discussed, covering jurisprudence, custom and law of caricom. The administration of justice is also explored.

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