Law of the Sea in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Oppenheimer v Cattermole
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Febrero 1975

    But what we are concerned with here is legislation which takes away without compensation from a section of the citizen body singled out on racial grounds all their property on which the State passing the legislation can lay its hands and, in addition, deprive them of their citizenship. To my mind a law of this sort constitutes so grave an infringement of human rights that the Courts of this country ought to refuse to recognise it as a law at all.

  • Maclaine Watson & Company Ltd v International Tin Council
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Octubre 1989

    Quite simply, a treaty is not part of English law unless and until it has been incorporated into the law by legislation.

  • Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Noviembre 1984

    By "irrationality" I mean what can by now be succinctly referred to as "Wednesbury unreasonableness" ( Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd. v. Wednesbury Corporation [1948] 1 K.B. 223). It applies to a decision which is so outrageous in its defiance of logic or of accepted moral standards that no sensible person who had applied his mind to the question to be decided could have arrived at it.

  • VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corporation
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 Junio 2012

    Secondly, the claimant must satisfy the court that there is a good arguable case that the claim against the foreign defendant falls within one or more of the classes of case for which leave to serve out of the jurisdiction may be given.

    They can include factors relating to the parties' connections with another country, the connections with another country of any of the events which constitute the tort or delict in question or the connection with another country of any of the circumstances or consequences of those events which constitute the tort or delict.

  • Macmillan Inc. v Bishopsgate Investment Trust Plc (No. 3)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 02 Noviembre 1995

    However, classification of an issue and rule of law for this purpose, the underlying principle of which is to strive for comity between competing legal systems, should not be constrained by particular notions or distinctions of the domestic law of the lex fori, or that of the competing system of law, which may have no counterpart in the other's system.

  • M'Alister or Donoghue (Pauper) v Stevenson
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Mayo 1932

    You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour. The answer seems to be persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when I am directing my mind to the acts or omissions which are called in question.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Review: International: Law of the Sea
    • Núm. 29-2, Junio 1974
    • International Journal
    • Núm. 16-2, Abril 1953
    • The Modern Law Review
  • The Law of the Land
    • Núm. 78-1, Enero 2015
    • The Modern Law Review
    This article considers the status of foreign precedents in national courts. It examines possible reasons for courts referring to them and concludes that, absent some incorporating convention, judge...
  • The law of the land
    • Núm. 51-4, Julio 2014
    • Journal of Peace Research
    Common notions about the source of communal land conflict in Africa have long explained it as growing out of conditions of environmental scarcity. This article argues instead that the institutional...
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