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‘Abominable crime': examining the constitutionality of the Jamaican sodomy law through the lens of the general savings law clause

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In jurisdictions where the criminalization of sodomy has been invalidated by judicial order, this has generally been achieved through a determination that an identified right is infringed and that there is justification for that infringement. However, in Jamaica, a modified approach is required owing to the existence of the General Savings Law Clause (GSLC), which shields laws existing before the entry into force of the Constitution of Jamaica from invalidity with the fundamental rights provi...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Wheatle, S
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2011-07-05

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