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Description - The Guyana Court of Appeal by Bertrand G. Ramcharan

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859416860
ISBN-10: 1859416861
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Dr Bertrand Ramcharan is Commissioner of the International Commission of Justice and a Member of the Permanent Court of International Arbitration.

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