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“No Choice But to Abide”: The Privy Council and Bureaucrats Prepare

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Presents the Privy Council's debate of the draft bill and Legislative Bureau's preparation for the Diet debates. Before the draft could be submitted to the Diet, the Privy Councillors, former prime ... More


The Judicial Roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council, 1820–1914

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the judicial roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council from 1820-1914. Topics covered include the era of Lord Eldon, the establishment of the Judicature Commission, the ... More


Judging Democracy: the Devolutionary Settlement and the Scottish Constitution

Aidan O'Neill

in Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the constitutional foundations of adjudication on ‘devolution issues’ and the role and character of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It argues that the 1998 ... More


Judicial Activism and New Zealand's Appellate Courts

Bruce Harris

in Judicial Activism in Common Law Supreme Courts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213290
eISBN:
9780191707551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213290.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines ‘judicial creativity’ in New Zealand's appellate courts. It argues that judicial creativity is a natural and vital part of how the three branches of government work together to ... More


The Later Years: Vignettes from the End of Empire

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The English tradition of substantive formalism, for most of the twentieth century, had a pervasive influence, not only on English legal culture but the legal cultures of Commonwealth and Empire. ... More


Lord Bingham: a New Zealand Appreciation

Sian Elias

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with how the New Zealand legal system has benefited from Lord Bingham's judicial leadership. He has influenced the New Zealand legal system directly through his work in the Privy ... More


Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Andrew Le Sueur (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In the context of the far-reaching reforms proposed for the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, this book considers the operation and reform of ... More


Lording it Over the Players

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

The main instruments of change in the years when the playing companies were first securing a foothold in London were the companies themselves, ... More


Dangerous Words, 1625–1642

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a wider range of seditious talk from the accession of Charles I to the outbreak of the civil war. Between 1625 and 1642, the Privy Council heard repeated reports of subjects who ... More


The Queen’s Men, 1583–1603

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

There is no tangible evidence about what prompted the queen, or her agent, the Privy Council’s secretary Francis Walsingham, to set up the ... More


Schuster and the Beginning of the End of Empire

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As the judges increasingly sensed frustration at their declining status and role in the British Constitution, the irony was that at least for those members of the judiciary entitled to sit in the ... More


Elizabethan Government and Politics

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Elizabeth’s reign saw Wales being brought much more completely within the orbit of the English monarchy and the full effects of the assimilation become increasingly apparent. Her monarchy was strong, ... More


The Great Chief Overseas

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/9780199664849.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the origins and historical evolution of the Imperial Appeal Courts: the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), the West African Court of Appeal, and the East African ... More


The Changes of 1603

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Among the inferences that can be made from the hints thrown out by the Privy Council in the years after the great settlement of 1594, one of ... More


Lord Lisle, 1540–1547

DAVID LOADES

in John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland 1504-1553

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201939
eISBN:
9780191675089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201939.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details the life and career of John Dudley from 1540–1547. On 12 March 1541, Sir John Dudley was became Viscount Lisle, following the death of his stepfather, Lord Lisle. In 1543, he was ... More


The Pitcairn Prosecutions, Paper Legal Systems, and the Rule of Law

Dawn Oliver

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter summarizes the Privy Council decision. The judgments do not convey much about the realities of life on Pitcairn and of the relationship between the island and the British government. The ... More


Pitcairn Island Law: A Peculiar Case of the Diffusion of the Common Law

Gordon Woodman

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers some of the difficulties in determining what was the law of Pitcairn at the time the offences were committed and tried. The law of Pitcairn is not necessarily the same as the ... More


Adjudicating Divisions of Powers Issues: a Canadian Perspective

Warren J. Newman

in Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In 1998, in the UK, one of the reasons given for selecting the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as the court for ‘devolution issues’ under the Scotland Act, Northern Ireland Act, and ... More


Wyatt's Embassy, Treason, and ‘The Defence’

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Wyatt’s embassy to the Imperial court of Charles V and his consequential arrest and interrogation by the Privy Council over allegations of treason. Wyatt’s impatience with his ... More


British Justice, English Law, and Canadian Legal Culture

Philip Girard

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines British justice, English law, and the Canadian legal culture. It clarifies that there is no such thing as British law and it was English law that was introduced in British North ... More


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