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1st Edition

Judicial Review in the Commonwealth Caribbean

ISBN 9781845680428
Published April 30, 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish
344 Pages

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Book Description

The establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice sees the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean at an important and exciting judicial crossroads. Debate, often acrimonious, continues over the abolishment of ties to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and, increasingly those influencing the debate are a more educated and articulate Caribbean people, insisting on proper governance of the area's public bodies. This new book analyzes judicial review, a mechanism for achieving public justice, through emerging case law in the hope that it will cast light on the jurisprudential evolution of Caribbean society in the twenty-first century.

Bringing together cases and materials on judicial review in the Caribbean for the first time, this book examines what judicial review is, before going on to discuss the grounds, obstacles and conduct within the judicial review process. It concludes by examining the future of judicial review and justice more generally in the Caribbean.

Legal professionals in the Caribbean will find it a useful and comprehensive reference tool.

Table of Contents

Judicial Review: An Introduction.  Grounds for Judicial Review.  Natural Justice.  Obstacles to a Judicial Determination of the Merits of a Judicial Review Application.  Conduct of Judicial Review Proceedings.  Remedies.  Breaking New Grounds.  Conclusion.  Justice in the Future.  Appendix A - Trinidad and Tobago.  Appendix B - Jamaica.  Appendix C - Barbados

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Rajendra Ramlogan obtained his B.A. in English Literature from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. He graduated with an LLB from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and an LLM (International Legal Studies) from New York University School of Law. Dr. Ramlogan received his PhD in International Environmental Law from the University of Cambridge and is currently a Law Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad.