The impact of the English common law on Caribbean society

  • Désirée P. Bernard
Keywords: Caribbean, common law, legal history, legal systems, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Caribbean Court of Justice

Abstract

The Hon Mme Justice Désirée P Bernard (Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice; 2013 Inns of Court Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) traces the development of the English common law into the Caribbean, providing examples of judicial adaptation of English common law to local situations and describing the abolition of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London and the establishment of a regional court of appeal.

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