Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

In the 1930s the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was said to be the final court of appeal for more than a quarter of the world. 

When the British empire became the Commonwealth of Nations, many member countries chose to retain their legal links with the United Kingdom. 

Today, the Judicial Committee still hears ‘appeals to Her Majesty in Council’ from many countries worldwide.

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