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‘The Most Law-Loving People in the World’: The Denouement of the Jamaica Litigation

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

The legal program of the Jamaica Committee was founded on the premise that an English high court would seize on the private criminal prosecutions of Edward Eyre and Nelson and Brand to resolve the ... More


Martial Law

DAVID CLARK and GERARD McCOY

in The Most Fundamental Legal Right: Habeas Corpus in the Commonwealth

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198265849
eISBN:
9780191715280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265849.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

In some jurisdictions, the courts have introduced new distinctions that permit the remedy of habeas corpus to coexist in a martial law environment. The traditional notion is that martial law is a ... More


‘The Blood that Testifies’: The Jamaica Controversy in Jamaica

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In January 1866, three British officials, two of them prominent lawyers, arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, to institute a Royal Commission of inquiry into the circumstances of the Morant Bay uprising and ... More


A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Rande W. Kostal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

A Jurisprudence of Power concerns the brutal suppression under martial law of the Jamaica uprising of 1865, and the explosive debate and litigation these events spawned in England. The ... More


‘The Country of Law’: Reconstructing the Morant Bay Uprising in England

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551941
eISBN:
9780191714320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

In the wake of the bloody suppression under martial law of rebellious Jamaican peasants in November 1865, the English political class fiercely debated the moral, legal, and political implications of ... More


The Mechanisms of Repression

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter examines the legal mechanisms which were available, both at home and in the colonial empire, to deal with insurrection and civil disorder. These were the suspension of habeas corpus, the ... More


Colonialism and the State of Exception

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on law as one dimension of the problem of transition into the postcolonial regime. Martial law was frequently declared in the colonies, but it remained controversial since it ... More


The Kingdom of Ireland, 1598

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides a final account of the state of Tudor rule in Ireland in 1598, the year of William Cecil's death, as the rebellion of Hugh O’Neill grew in strength and the prospect of the ... More


Peace and Security: The Use of Force to Maintain Law and Order

Simon Chesterman

in You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199263486
eISBN:
9780191600999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263485.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Unless security is established on the ground, none of the political purposes of a transitional administration can be achieved. Nevertheless, as this chapter shows, the response of military ... More


The Legal Context and Counter-insurgency by Committee

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The British threw a veneer of legality over their operations by avoiding imposing martial law and instead employing emergency powers regulations to create a legal framework within which their ... More


Law in the Jamestown Settlement

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Initially, the Virginia Company governed its 1607 Jamestown settlement through martial law. Beginning in the late 1610s, however, change began to occur as the basis of Virginia's economy shifted to ... More


A Watershed in the Political History of Mankind: The Reaction to Martial Law, December 1981 to January 1982

Gregory F. Domber

in Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the End of the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618517
eISBN:
9781469618531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618517.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the Polish Crisis from August 1980 to December 1981 and the events that followed the declaration of martial law in December 1981, with emphasis on Polish-U.S. relations. It ... More


The Most Fundamental Legal Right: Habeas Corpus in the Commonwealth

David Clark and Gerard McCoy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198265849
eISBN:
9780191715280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265849.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This book on habeas corpus throughout the Commonwealth explores the theme of the fortunes of the writ and the conditions under which it has either flourished or waned. Drawing upon a wide range of ... More


Coup de Théâtre: The Drama of Martial Law

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

in Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to the variegated drama(s) of Philippine Martial Law under the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. It considers how the Filipino performing body enacts the drama of Martial ... More


The Irish wars

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Although England had been at peace for many years prior to 1585, it was thought necessary to diminish Spanish power in the Low Countries to eliminate Spanish influence in Ireland and complete the ... More


How to Speak about Oneself:: Theory and Identity in Taiwan

Mark Harrison

in Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099746
eISBN:
9789882206793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099746.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores continuities in Taiwan's martial law and post-martial law period, and shows how the elaborate theoretical innovations of contemporary social and cultural theory are part of an ... More


Bayonets in Paradise: Martial Law in Hawai'i during World War II

Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852887
eISBN:
9780824868727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852887.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Bayonets in Paradise recounts the extraordinary story of how the army imposed rigid and absolute control on the total population of Hawaii during World War II. Declared immediately after the Pearl ... More


Muslim Separatism and the Bangsamoro Rebellion

Thomas M. McKenna

in Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210158
eISBN:
9780520919648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210158.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the watershed decade of 1968 to 1979 in Cotabato, a period of sectarian violence and armed rebellion, and one of economic devastations for many Muslims. It discusses the ... More


Constitutionalism and the Judiciary in Bangladesh

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the role of the judiciary in Bangladesh in promoting and enforcing the principles of constitutionalism. It introduces the historical background of Bangladeshi constitutionalism ... More


The British Awakening to the Military Nature of the Rebellion, August–October 1936

Matthew Kraig Kelly

in Crime of Nationalism: Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291485
eISBN:
9780520965256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291485.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the divergence, in the latter weeks of the rebellion, between the British public and private portrayals of the revolt. British public statements finally fully converged with ... More


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