Bell v Director. of Public Prosecutions

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date1985
CourtPrivy Council
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239 cases
  • 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......
  • Jerome Dixon v R
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • 29 July 2022 the case of Tapper, it was submitted that it did not doubt the decision in Herbert Bell v the Director of Public Prosecutions [1985] 1 AC 937, where a stay was granted for the lengthy delay without any other prejudice. In support of this point, two decisions of the Caribbean Court of Jus......
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8 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......
  • Stare decisis and the development of Caribbean jurisprudence
    • Barbados
    • Caribbean Law Review No. 8-2, December 1998
    • 1 December 1998
    ...judgment in appropriate cases will strike out on our own and mould the common law to suit the needs of our ever-changing society. 76 (1985)32W.I.R.317. 77 Thefollowingc ases were discussed in detail: Pratt and Anotherv.A-G of Jamaica (1993) 43 W.I.R. 340; Guerra and Wallenv.The State (1994)......
  • A comparative analysis of the canadian and caribbean progressions towards judicial independence: perspectives on the Caribbean Court of Justice
    • Barbados
    • Caribbean Law Review No. 12-2, December 2002
    • 1 December 2002 the Caribbean, 399. 91. O’Brien, The Death Penalty and the Constitutions of the Commonwealth Caribbean, 684-685. 92. Bell V DPP [1985] AC 937: 953 B-H. that human rights will come to be considered subjectively, whereas the whole concept of human rights rests on their universal character.......
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