The Resource Bills of rights and decolonization : the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories, Charles O.H. Parkinson

Bills of rights and decolonization : the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories, Charles O.H. Parkinson

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Bills of rights and decolonization : the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories
Title
Bills of rights and decolonization
Title remainder
the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories
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Charles O.H. Parkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bills of Rights and Decolonization analyses the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the political dimensions of securing the protection of human rights at independence and the peaceful transfer of power through constitutional means." "This book fills a major gap in the literature on British and Commonwealth law, history, and politics by documenting how bills of rights became commonplace in Britain's former overseas territories. It provides a detailed empirical account of the origins of the bills of rights in Britain's former colonial territories in Africa, the West Indies, and South East Asia as well as in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It sheds light on the development of legal systems at the point of gaining independence and raises questions about the colonial influence on the British legal establishment's change in attitude towards bills of rights in the late twentieth century." "It presents an alternative perspective on the end of Empire by focusing upon one aspect of constitutional decolonization and the importance of the local legal culture in determining each dependency's constitutional settlement, and provides a series of empirical case studies on the incorporation of human rights instruments into domestic constitutions when negotiated between a state and its dependencies. More generally this book highlights Britain's human rights legacy to its former Empire."--Jacket
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1979-
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Parkinson, Charles
Index
index present
LC call number
K3240
LC item number
.P367 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Commonwealth
  • Commonwealth
  • Civil rights
  • Human rights
  • Law
  • Decolonization
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Menschenrecht
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Menschenrecht
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Großbritannien
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Bills of rights and decolonization : the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories, Charles O.H. Parkinson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references( p. [281]-291) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The protection of rights in Britain and the protection of rights in its territories during colonial rule and at independence -- Sudan -- Malaya -- Ghana -- Nigeria -- The British West Indies -- East Africa -- Epilogue : a policy on bills of rights -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780199231935
Lccn
2007037221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)163312532
Label
Bills of rights and decolonization : the emergence of domestic human rights instruments in Britain's overseas territories, Charles O.H. Parkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references( p. [281]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The protection of rights in Britain and the protection of rights in its territories during colonial rule and at independence -- Sudan -- Malaya -- Ghana -- Nigeria -- The British West Indies -- East Africa -- Epilogue : a policy on bills of rights -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780199231935
Lccn
2007037221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)163312532

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