Bell v Director. of Public Prosecutions

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date1985
CourtPrivy Council
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  • Carlton Bedminister Careem Bedminister Claimants v DPP Attorney General Defendants [ECSC]
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • High Court (Antigua)
    • 7 May 2008 the written submissions. At trial the following cases were referred to in argument;Bell v Director of Public Prosecution and Another (1980) 32 WIR 3171, Flowers (Alfred) v R [2000] 1 W.L.R. 23962, Nazereus Andrew v The Attorney General3, HM Advocate and Another v R [2003] 2 W.L.R. 317.4 ......
  • Pratt et Al v Attorney General et Al
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 2 November 1993
    ...that the taking of the condemned man's life was not 'by due process of law'." 11And as was asserted by Lord Templeman in Bell v. D.P.P. [1985] A.C. 937 where at page 950 he said:- "Their Lordships do not in any event accept the submission that prior to the Constitution the law of Jamaica, ......
  • Alfred Flowers v The Queen
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 30 October 2000
    ...that submissions relating to delay should not be raised for the first time before the Board. In Bell v. Director of Public Prosecutions [1985] A.C. 937 the appellant's appeal came before the Board after the appellant had claimed before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Jamaica th......
  • Heron (Michael) v DPP and Attorney General for Jamaica
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • 4 December 2000
    ...right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial Court established by law. 13 In Herbert Bell v The Director of Public Prosecutions And Another (1985) 22 J.L.R. 268. Their Lordships' Board held "that in determining whether the appellant's right to a fair tria......
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4 books & journal articles
  • Case Law
    • Jamaica
    • On Your Feet: Criminal Law Practice in the Parish Courts in Jamaica
    • 21 June 2021
    ...trial….. See section 14 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendments), Jamaica Constitution Bell v DPP [1985] AC 937 Privy Council, Jamaica Prakash Boolell v The State (Mauritus) PC 39 of 2005 Mervin Cameron v The Attorney General [2018] JMFC Full 1 Abuse of ......
  • The Common Law and the Litigation of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Before the Privy Council
    • Jamaica
    • Transitions in Caribbean Law The habits of constitutionalism
    • 21 November 2013
    ...delay was part of the legal culture and the ‘practice’ of the Jamaican court system. The Privy Council saw 22. Thornhill (n 18) 70. 23. [1985] 1 AC 937 (PC Ja). Transitions in Caribbean Law very precisely that this argument was an attempt ‘to whittle away the right of the applicant under th......
  • The International Criminal Process and the Global Community
    • Jamaica
    • CARICOM: Appropriate Adaptation to a Changing Global Environment
    • 16 August 2005
    ...a legal system that is infallible but to one that is fair;” and of Lord Templeman in Bell v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Jamaica), [1985] 1 A.C. 937, P.C., at 953, stating that “no court is infallible.” 57. IT-95-14-T of 20 December 1996. 58. IT-96-21-T of 25 September 1996. 59. See, f......
    • Nigeria
    • DSC Publications Online Sasegbon’s Judicial Dictionary of Nigerian Law. First edition R
    • 6 February 2019
    ...may be exposed- see Barker v. Wingo 407 US S14; Folade v. Attorney General, Lagos State (1981) 2 N.C.L.R. 771, 777; Bell v. D.P.D (1985) A.C. 937 P.C." These four factors were also considered by Onu, J.S.C., in his lead judgment in the case - see page 571 B-C." - Per Ogudare, J.S.C., in Oke......

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