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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Bonny Ibhawoh

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Colonization / Decolonization — Appeals — Jurisdiction — States, independence

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 For much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (‘JCPC’) was the highest court of appeal for the British Empire-Commonwealth, across all branches of law. Established in 1833, it received appeals from across the British Empire and from countries where British subjects had been granted extra-territorial rights. It became the key legal institution for interpreting and expanding English common law around the world. It was also an important mechanism for standardizing the administration of justice in the British Empire....
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