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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Patrick Gerard
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-05T21:32:03Z
dc.date.available2017-03-05T21:32:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/10490
dc.description.abstractIn 1900, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was the final court of appeal for one-quarter of the world’s people residing in the British Empire, with the notable exception of those who lived in the British Isles. Despite the major exodus from the Judicial Committee’s jurisdiction in the two decades following the end of the Second World War, it was not until the late 1960s before the possibility of New Zealand’s departure was raised. A sporadic debate then ensued. In 1986, the Government initiated the first of three formal attempts to end New Zealand appeals to the Judicial Committee. Each attempt was very contentious, and it was not until 2003 when this objective was achieved. This thesis examines the ending of New Zealand appeals to the Judicial Committee. It identifies a series of debates, involving common themes and contrasting political positions, over more than 35 years. It also identifies changing legal features, which provide an important backdrop to the debates. It concludes with an assessment of why this process took so long.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNew Zealand Supreme Courten_US
dc.subjectGreat Britain Privy Council Judicial Committeeen_US
dc.subjectCourtsen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titlePatriating appeals : New Zealand's withdrawal from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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