Justice, legality, and the rule of law : lessons from the Pitcairn prosecutions

In 2004 six Pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offences against girls and young women, but what right did the British government have to initiate these prosecutions? Was it fair given that no laws had been published on the island? Indeed what law was there on this island? This book explores the...

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Main Author: Oliver, Dawn
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2009, 2009
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Summary:In 2004 six Pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offences against girls and young women, but what right did the British government have to initiate these prosecutions? Was it fair given that no laws had been published on the island? Indeed what law was there on this island? This book explores the issues raised by the Pitcairn case
Physical Description:xxiv, 295 p.
ISBN:9780191721595
019172159X