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Christian and ors v R., Appeal Judgment, [2006] UKPC 47, ILDC 553 (UK 2006), 30th October 2006, Privy Council [PC]

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Whether the laws creating certain offences on the Pitcairn Islands were invalid as a result of the islands never having been a British possession or, alternatively, having been acquired by cession.

Keywords: Act of state doctrine; Colonization / Decolonization; Human rights, principle of legality; Jurisdiction of states, domestic; Sovereignty; Territory, dependent; Territory, non-self-governing; Territory, title

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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