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Author Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle.

Title Commonwealth caribbean law and legal systems / Rose-Marie Belle Antoine
Edition 2nd ed
Published New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xl, 447 pages)
Contents Introduction to law and legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean -- The historical function of law in the WI : creating a future from a troubled past -- Legal traditions : types of legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean -- The hybrid legal systems of St Lucia and Guyana -- The reception or imposition of English law and its significance to Caribbean jurisdictions -- Introduction to sources of law -- The written constitution as a legal source -- The common law and the doctrine of judicial precedent -- Equity as a source of law -- Custom as a source of law -- Convention as a source of law -- International law as a source of law -- Legislation as a source of law -- The rules of statutory interpretation -- The court system of the Commonwealth Caribbean -- The Privy Council -- The Caribbean court of justice -- Specialised courts, tribunals and functions -- The jury system -- The office of the ombudsman -- Alternative dispute mechanisms : arbitration, negotiation and commissions of inquiry
Summary Fully updated and revised to fit in with any new laws and structure in the Caribbean law and legal systems, this new edition examines the institutions, structures and processes of the law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-439) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Law -- Caribbean Area
Law -- Commonwealth countries
Law -- West Indies, British
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Caribbean Area.
Commonwealth countries.
West Indies -- British West Indies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203930398