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Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law

1st Edition

By Eddy Ventose


454 pages

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Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law comprehensively explores the nature and function of administrative law in contemporary Caribbean society.

It considers the administrative machinery of Caribbean States; Parliament, the Executive and the judiciary. It then examines the basis for judicial review of executive and administrative action in the Caribbean by looking at the statutory provisions that underpin this and the plethora of case law emerging from the region. The book will also look to how the courts in the Commonwealth Caribbean have sought to define principles of administrative law.

This book will also consider the alternative methods by which the rights of citizens are protected, including the ombudsman and the use of tribunals and inquiries, as well as looking forward to the increasingly significant role of Caribbean Integration law and bodies such as CARICOM and the OESC.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Matters 2. State Institutions 3. Application 4. Claimants and Standing 5. Defendants and Decisions 6. Exclusions 7. Jurisdiction over Fact and Law 8. Retention of Discretion 9. Abuse of Discretion 10. Legitimate Expectations 11.Standard of Review 12. Human Rights Violations 13.Caribbean Community Law 14. Procedural Fairness 15. The Right to Reasons 16. The Rule against Bias 17. Tribunals and Inquiries 18. The Ombudsman 19. Remedies

About the Author

Eddy Ventose is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General