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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009$
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Louis Blom-Cooper QC, Brice Dickson, and Gavin Drewry

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532711

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.001.0001

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The Old Commonwealth

The Old Commonwealth

(c) South Africa

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(p.360) 19 (c) The Old Commonwealth
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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009
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Arthur Chaskalson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0023

The first part of this chapter focuses on the influence of the House of Lords since the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 and the grant of Dominion status to New Zealand in 1907. The second part traces the influence of the Judicial House of Lords in Canada from the pre-1949 era of obedience, when Canadian courts were required to follow its decisions, to the modern era of persuasion, when Canadian courts treat House of Lords decisions as authoritative but non-binding statements of common law principle. The third and fourth parts consider the influence of the House of Lords in South Africa and India.

Keywords:   Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India, House of Lords

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