Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 435-439) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The historical function of law in the West Indies : creating a future from a troubled past Legal traditions : types of legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean The hybrid legal systems of St Lucia and Guyana The reception or imposition of English law and its significance to Caribbean jurisdictions Introduction to sources of law The written constitution as a legal source The common law and the operation of the doctrine of judicial precedent in the commonwealth Caribbean Equity as a source of law Custom as a source of law Convention as a source of law International law as a source of law Legislation as a source of law Statutory interpretation The court system of the Commonwealth Caribbean The Privy Council The renewed inititative towards a Caribbean court of justice Specialised courts, tribunals and functions The jury system The office of the ombudsman Alternative dispute mechanisms : arbitration, negotiation and commissions of inquiry.