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British colonial law

T. O. Elias

British colonial law

a comparative study of the interaction between English and local laws in British dependencies

by T. O. Elias

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Published by Stevens in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law -- Great Britain -- Colonies

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 323 p.
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14725048M
    LC Control Number62006516

    Read this book on Questia. In the history of British colonial developments the period between and is noteworthy as one in which old and new objectives strain and jostle against each other in the turbulence of swift waters. Francis is expected to nevertheless press his call for greater dialogue among people of different faiths during his visit to Sri Lanka, a mostly Buddhist Indian Ocean island nation that has Hindu, Muslim and Catholic minorities and a long history of Christianity because of its years of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial s arrives this morning in a dramatically .

      Last year, India’s Supreme Court struck down its own colonial-era law banning sex “against the acts of nature.” Months earlier, a court in Trinidad did the same for a law that punished same. Roberts-Wray was Colonial Office legal advisor from to Salacuse, Jeswald. An Introduction to Law in French-Speaking Africa. Vol. 1, Africa South of the Sahara. Charlottesville, VA: Michie, E-mail Citation» General surveys of law and legal institutions, including the colonial period, but deals more with law than institutions.

      Top 10 books about the British in India From Rudyard Kipling to William Dalrymple, these titles document the folly, cruelty and heroism of the Raj Ferdinand Mount.   The blasphemy law was inherited from the British colonial government during Punjab’s religious uprising and repeal of the Press Act in , when Muslims violently protested against a publication, Rangeela Rasool. The publication included information of Prophet Mohammed’s private life vastly offending : Sonakshi Awasthi.


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