Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutional Law (Commonwealth by Phillips

By Phillips

This publication comprises the reforms proposed by way of a number of the Caribbean Commissions on the grounds that 1985, making it a accomplished consultant to constitutional legislations within the Caribbean. It outlines assets of the legislations and constructing adjustments within the doctrine of sovereignty of Parliament and the Conventions of the structure in addition to within the function of the general public carrier. there's additionally an improved remark at the Caribbean judiciary during which precise reference is made to the proposed Caribbean courtroom of Justice.Caribbean Constitutional legislations could be priceless to scholars of legislations and political technology and practitioners wishing to resume their acquaintance with the elemental innovations of constitutional legislations.

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Chapter III examined some unique political events which affected the governance of Dominica, St Lucia, and (to a lesser extent) St Vincent and the Grenadines. Chapter IV reviewed the Trinidad and Tobago position while Chapter V was concerned with the rather unique union between St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. Chapter VI dealt with Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica and Belize. Chapter VII was a critique on the nonindependent Caribbean territories. Chapter VIII touched very briefly on the Judiciary, while Chapter IX considered some important judgments of Caribbean courts in the field of human rights.

Caribbean Constitutional Law shares these sources and it is to illustrate that fact that, in this chapter, we briefly outline, seriatim, the sources of due process of law; the status and powers of the Sovereign; how Parliament is regulated; the operation and status of the judicial system; and citizenship and nationality. We shall then consider the principles on which the reception of English Law is based. A DUE PROCESS OF LAW No serious student of constitutional law can fully appreciate the subject unless he reads Blackstone’s Commentaries of the Laws of England.

8 Chapter 2: The Rule of Law But a new rule of law, such as described by Paul Johnson in his book A History of the Modern World, should be installed to take its place. Under this new rule, it should be laid down that there is no law without order and no freedom without law. In other words, law, order and freedom must go together and work together. Johnson characterises the rule of law as ‘an abstract, sophisticated concept…. mightily difficult to achieve. Until it is attained and implanted in the public mind to the extent that large groups of people are prepared to sacrifice their lives to support it, progress will be uncertain.

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