Catalogue description Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Printed Cases in Indian and Colonial Appeals and Printed Papers in Appeals

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Reference: PCAP 6
Title: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Printed Cases in Indian and Colonial Appeals and Printed Papers in Appeals

This series contains 'Printed Cases in Indian and Colonial Appeals' (1792 to 1878) and 'Printed Papers in Appeals' (1873 to 2004); the latter being a continuation of the earlier series in all but title. These transcripts comprise the key record of the Judical Committee of the Privy Council; the remaining series comprising finding aids to these volumes. Each volume has on its spine the following information: year; judgement number; volume number. Each volume contains all cases heard by the Judical Committee within a given period. For each case, full transcripts of the Appellants case (occasionally with appendices) and the case on behalf of the Respondent (occasionally with appendices) and the respective Committee Judgements applying to each case are provided.

Date: 1792-2008

Volumes are arranged chronologically, then by judgement number and each volume is numbered sequentially.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, 1833-

Physical description: 2953 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Justice , from 2019

Custodial history: The records have resided in the basement of 12 Downing Street, London, until 2008 when they were removed to the Ministry of Justice storage facility in Branston, Derbyshire.
Selection and destruction information: These records are selected under Section 2.1.4 of TNA's Appraisal Policy, dealing with the administration of justice
Accruals: Series is accruing
Publication note:

Further copies of this key record are provided at Lincoln's Inn and at the British Library

Administrative / biographical background:

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown Dependencies, and for those Commonwealth countries that have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of Republics, to the Judicial Committee. The court also has jurisdiction over appeals from medical and veterinary disciplinary bodies and in certain ecclesiastical cases.

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