The Role of the Guyana Court of Appeal-- The Legal Profession-- The Rule of Law-- Fundamental Rights-- Sources of Law-- Criminal Law-- Law of Torts-- Law of Contracts-- Property Law-- Conclusion.
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This book is one of the few studies of how the rule of law has fared in a developing country since it achieved independence. The travails of the rule of law are related, intertwined with the problems of nation building in a multi-racial country. It provides a gripping account of the subversion of democracy, political pressures on the judiciary, the submissiveness of the judiciary, the quest for the adaptation of the law in non-political areas, a depressing failure to protect fundamental human rights, and a quest to build a distinctive Guyanese jurisprudence in the midst of all of these difficulties. (source: Nielsen Book Data)