publication . Thesis

Emergency powers in the states of Southern Asia.

Minattur, Joseph;
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  • Publisher: SOAS University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
After examining how far Rule of Law applied in the Indo-Pakistan sub-continent in the Moghul Period, the thesis traces the history of the exercise of emergency powers from the early days of the East India Company, when martial law was proclaimed in the event of war or insurrection. After 1861 the ordinance-making power of the Governor-General, which could be used to enact legislation specially directed to meet the difficulties created by most kinds of crisis, resulted in a large volume of emergency legislation during the second quarter of the present century. The thesis also deals with the power of certification of Bills conferred by the Government of India Act,...
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