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Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems : Commonwealth Caribbean Law - Rose-Marie Belle Antoine

Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems

Commonwealth Caribbean Law

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Fully updated and revised to fit in with the new laws and structure in the Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems, this new edition examines the institutions, structures and processes of the law in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The author explores:

- the court system and the new Caribbean Court of Justice which replaces appeals to the Privy Council

- the offshore financial legal sector

- Caribbean customary law and the rights of indigenous peoples

- the Constitutions of Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions and Human Rights

- the impact of the historical continuum to the region's jurisprudence including the question of reparations

- the complexities of judicial precedent for Caribbean peoples

- international law as a source of law

- alternative dispute mechanisms and the Ombudsman

Effortlessy combining discussions of traditional subjects with those on more innovative subject areas, this book is an exciting exposition of Caribbean law and legal systems for those studying comparative law.

"It not only sets out the salient features of the legal regimes and rules that apply within the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean but, more importantly, it provides an excellent account of the context within which whose regimes and rules are situated" - The Commonwealth Lawyer, Vol 18, No 1 (April 2009)

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
The Nature of the Law and Legal Systems and Its Historical Preceptsp. 1
Introduction to Law and Legal Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbeanp. 3
The Historical Function of Law in the West Indies - Creating a Future from a Troubled Pastp. 18
Legal Traditions - Types of Legal Systems in the Commonwealth Caribbeanp. 35
The Hybrid Legal Systems of St Lucia and Guyanap. 58
The Reception or Imposition of Law and Its Significance to Caribbean Jurisdictionsp. 73
The Sources of Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Their Impact on the Legal Systemp. 93
Introduction to Sources of Lawp. 95
The Written Constitution as a Legal Sourcep. 97
The Common Law and the Operation of the Doctrine of Judicial Precedent in the Commonwealth Caribbeanp. 117
Equity as a Source of Lawp. 166
Custom as a Source of Lawp. 177
Convention as a Legal Sourcep. 201
International Law as a Source of Lawp. 204
Legislation as a Source of Lawp. 229
Statutory Interpretationp. 243
The Administration of Justice in the Commonwealth Caribbeanp. 287
The Court System of the Commonwealth Caribbeanp. 289
The Privy Councilp. 307
The Renewed Initiative Towards a Caribbean Court of Justicep. 328
Specialised Courts, Tribunals and Functionsp. 345
The Jury Systemp. 375
The Office of the Ombudsmanp. 407
Alternative Dispute Mechanisms - Arbitration, Negotiation and Commissions of Inquiryp. 424
Bibliographyp. 435
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9781859418536
ISBN-10: 1859418538
Series: Commonwealth Caribbean Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 29th May 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition