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The Guyana Court of Appeal: The Challenge of the Rule of Law in a Developing Country

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ISBN13: 9781859416860
ISBN: 1859416861
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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This book is one of the few studies of how the rule of law has fared in a developing country since it achieved independence. The travails of the rule of law are related,intertwined with the problems of nation building in a multi-racial country.

It provides a gripping account of the subversion of democracy, political pressures on the judiciary, the submissiveness of the judiciary, the quest for the adaptation of the law in non-political areas, a depressing failure to protect fundamental human rights, and a quest to build a distinctive Guyanese jurisprudence in the midst of all of these difficulties.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Latin America, Caribbean
Contents:
The role of the Court of Appeal; the legal profession; the rule of law; fundamental rights; sources of law; criminal law; law of torts; law of contract; property law.