A british colony of fifty inhabitants in the pacific ocean pitcairn island was settled by the bounty mutineers and nineteen polynesians in 1790 in 2004 six pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offenses against girls and young women committed over a thirty year period in what appears to have been a culture of sexual abuse on the island. Justice legality and the rule of law lessons from the pitcairn prosecutions dawn oliver isbn 9780199568666 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Prosecutions under pitcairn law were brought in the name of her majesty under the english sexual offences act 1956 against seven accused all were found guilty and sentenced to modest periods of imprisonment they appealed to london christian and others v the queen ukpc 47 2 ac 400. Justice legality and the rule of law lessons from the pitcairn prosecutions edited by dawn oliver introduces the ethical political and legal issues raised by the pitcairn case to a general audience provides a valuable test case for a range of questions in legal and moral philosophy such as the nature of law and cultural relativism. In 2004 six pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offences against girls and young women but what right did the british government have to initiate these prosecutions was it fair given that no laws had been published on the island indeed what law was there on this island this book explores the issues raised by the pitcairn case
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