|Statement||by W.F. Finlason.|
|Series||19th-century legal treatises -- no. 56871-56872.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 161 p.|
|Number of Pages||161|
Excerpt from A Collection of the Judgments of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council N ow such a Court may have assumed its distinctive form in virtue of the original contract according to which the rela tions of Church and State were settled, either in their first union or after some momentous political or ecclesiastical revolution: or it may have grown to its existing development in the Author: Great Britain Privy Council; Committee. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the highest court of appeal for a number of Commonwealth countries, crown dependencies and United Kingdom overseas territories. It used to be the highest court of appeal for the overseas countries which made up the British Empire. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council originated as the highest court of criminal and civil appeal for the British Empire. It now fulfills the same purpose for many Commonwealth countries, as well as the United Kingdom’s overseas territories, crown dependencies, and military sovereign base areas. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council gave major judgments on the British North America Act (now called the Constitution Act, ). However, Canadian lawyers believed that many of these decisions showed a bias towards provincial powers.
This appellate body, often referred to simply as “ the Privy Council “, was established by the Judicial Committee Act of , an Imperial Act of the British Parliament. As appeals from colonial courts were historically ultimately referred to the Sovereign as the final arbiter of justice, such appeals were referred to the King or Queen who considered them upon the advice of His or Her Privy Council. As well as sitting on the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, he is also a member of the panel of ad hoc judges of the European Court of Human Rights, and is a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. He is also the Visitor of Balliol College, Oxford. In the nineteenth century, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the supreme appellate tribunal for the British Empire, held sway over the lives, liberties and property of more than a quarter of the world's inhabitants, for it had the duty of hearing and determining appeals from some Pages: Judicial Committee. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and for those Commonwealth countries that have.
Definition of Judicial Committee Of The Privy Council. Created by the Judicial Committee Act, It consists of the President and ex-Presidents of the Privy Council, the Lord Chancellor, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, Judges of the Supreme Court, and not more than seven Judges of the superior Courts of the self-governing colonies or British possessions, and not more than two Judges of any. The Proceedings Before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty's Imperial Privy Council on the Special Case Representing the Westerly Boundary of Ontario: Argued 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 21st and 22nd July, with Notes of Explanation and Correction. The Judicial Committee may also grant special leave to appeal from the decision of any court in any civil or criminal matter (s. 81(5) of the Constitution) The procedure for appeal to the Judicial Committee is provided by the Mauritius (Appeals to Privy Council) Order This appellate body, often referred to simply as “the Privy Council“, was established by the Judicial Committee Act of , an Imperial Act of the British Parliament. As appeals from colonial courts were historically ultimately referred to the Sovereign as the final arbiter of justice, such appeals were referred to the King or Queen who considered them upon the advice of His or Her Privy.