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Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Dawn Oliver (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

A British colony of fifty inhabitants in the Pacific Ocean, Pitcairn Island was settled by the Bounty mutineers and nineteen Polynesians in 1790. In 2004, six Pitcairn men were convicted of numerous ... More


Modern African Childhoods: Does Law Matter?

Julia Sloth-Nielsen

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter poses a question often aimed at lawyers, especially when they straddle a culturally diverse and contested terrain of human experience, such as the role of children and families in ... More


The Legal Adoption of Discovery in the United States

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how Discovery was imported and expressly adopted into American colonial and state law in royal charters and colonial and state constitutions, governments, and courts. It explains ... More


Colonial Legislation Regarding Search and Seizure, to 1760 1

William J. Cuddihy

in The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367195
eISBN:
9780199867448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses American legislation on search and seizure. American legislation before 1760 illuminated the Fourth Amendment's repudiation of the general warrant in several ways. Colonial ... More


Law, Nation, State: Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses the insights that past and current studies have brought to bear on issues of colonialism, postcolonialism, and law. India offers a well-tailored case to examine the forms and ... More


Integrating Shari’ah, Adat and European Laws

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It focuses on Muslim articulation of evolving ideas about shari’ah in terms of law and its relation to adat and European laws. Muslim reformers sought to spread legal interpretations by addressing ... More


Colonial Transplants

Michael D Birnhack

in Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explains two of the building blocks of colonial copyright: legal transplants and colonial law. The discussion of the former provides a critical analysis of the literature on the topic. ... More


Africa and the Umpires of Empire

Bonny Ibhawoh

in Imperial Justice: Africans in Empire's Court

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664849
eISBN:
9780191748523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664849.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the key questions addressed in the book. It theorizes judicial discourses of colonial difference and imperial universalism. It explores how these notions of native difference ... More


Colonial Searches by the Customs Services of England and Great Britain, to 1760 1

William J. Cuddihy

in The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning 602 - 1791

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367195
eISBN:
9780199867448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367195.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that customs searches provided the first inducement to an American acceptance of English attitudes against promiscuous search and seizure. Unlike searches and seizures under ... More


The Emergence of “Scientific” Forestry in Colonial Java

Nancy Lee Peluso

in Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073777
eISBN:
9780520915534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073777.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The nineteenth century was a turning point in forest management and the forms of state control over the teak and nonteak forests of Java. It was then that a bureaucratic, colonial Forest Service drew ... More


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