Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law
By Eddy Ventose
Routledge – 2013 – 458 pages
Series: Commonwealth Caribbean Law
Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law comprehensively explores the nature and function of administrative law in contemporary Caribbean society.
It considers the administrative machinery of Caribbean States; Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary. It then examines the basis for judicial review of executive and administrative action in the Caribbean by looking at the statutory provisions that underpin this and the plethora of case law emerging from the region. The book will also look to how the courts in the Commonwealth Caribbean have sought to define principles of administrative law.
This book will also consider the alternative methods by which the rights of citizens are protected, including the use of tribunals and inquiries, as well as looking forward to the increasingly significant role of Caribbean Community law and bodies such as CARICOM and the OECS.
1. Introduction 2. Application 3. Claimants and Standing 4. Defendants and Decisions 5. Exclusions 6. Jurisdiction over Fact and Law 7. Retention of Discretion 8. Abuse of Discretion 9. Legitimate Expectations 10. Standard of Review 11. Human Rights and Administrative Law 12 Regional Organisations, Caribbean Community and International Law 13. Procedural Fairness 14. The Right to Reasons 15. The Rule against Bias 16. Tribunals and Inquiries 17. Public Law Remedies 18. Private Law Remedies
Eddy Ventose is Professor of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.