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Published: 10 January 2008

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199231935

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Bills of Rights and Decolonization

The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britian's Overseas Territories

Charles Parkinson

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

This book 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. It explores the political dimensions of securing the protection of human rights at the point of gaining independence, and the peaceful transfer of power through constitutional means.

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