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 INTERNATIONAL LAW

Apr 26, 2006 

THE CURSE OF THE SAVINGS CLAUSE IN THE
CONSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN


While the Privy Counsel has made many liberal constitutional interpretations in hopes to cement that constitutions are to be given purposive and generous interpretations, the interpretation of the constitutions through the use of saving law or existing law clauses are limiting the construction.  Nonetheless, what should always remain in the minds of the jurists is the basic underlying premise that constitutions are living instruments. As such, the constitution should be not be interpreted in such a stagnant, non purposive manner.

How Savings Clauses have Undermined the Force of Constitutions


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