Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britian's Overseas Territories / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press
Bills of Rights and Decolonization analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the political dimensions of securing the protection of human rights at independence and the peaceful transfer of power through constitutional means.
About the Author
Dr. Charles Parkinson was educated at the University of Melbourne, King's College London and the University of Oxford. He is a visiting scholar at the Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne. He has published widely in legal and historical journals and is the author of Sir William Stawell and the Victorian Constitution (2004).
Table of Contents
The protection of rights in Britain and the protection of rights in its territories during colonial rule and at independence 21
The British West Indies 175
East Africa 215
Epilogue: a policy on bills of rights 247