Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems

2nd Edition

By Rose-Marie Belle Antoine

© 2008 – Routledge-Cavendish

488 pages

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Paperback: 9781859418536
pub: 2008-05-29
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About the Book

Fully updated and revised to fit in with the new laws and structure in the Commonwealth Caribbean law and legal systems, this new edition examines the institutions, structures and processes of the law in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The author explores:

- the court system and the new Caribbean Court of Justice which replaces appeals to the Privy Council

- the offshore financial legal sector

- Caribbean customary law and the rights of indigenous peoples

- the Constitutions of Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions and Human Rights

- the impact of the historical continuum to the region's jurisprudence including the question of reparations

- the complexities of judicial precedent for Caribbean peoples

- international law as a source of law

- alternative dispute mechanisms and the Ombudsman

Effortlessy combining discussions of traditional subjects with those on more innovative subject areas, this book is an exciting exposition of Caribbean law and legal systems for those studying comparative law.


"It not only sets out the salient features of the legal regimes and rules that apply within the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean but, more importantly, it provides an excellent account of the context within which whose regimes and rules are situated" - The Commonwealth Lawyer, Vol 18, No 1 (April 2009)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nature of the Law and Legal Systems and its Historical Precepts Part 2: The Sources of Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Their Impact on the Legal System Part 3: The Administration of Justice in the Commonwealth Caribbean

About the Author

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine is the Professor of Labour Law and Offshore Financial Law at the University of the West-Indies.

About the Series

Commonwealth Caribbean Law

The Commonwealth Caribbean Law Series is the only series of law books that covers the jurisdiction of the English speaking Caribbean nations. The titles in the series were first published in 1995 to acclaim from academics, practitioners and the judiciary in the region. Several editions followed, and they have now become essential reading for those learning and practising Caribbean law.

This must have series is required holdings for any law library specialising in Caribbean legal information.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International