oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The shifting sands of Allegiance and Treason in Rhodesia
|Article Title||The shifting sands of Allegiance and Treason in Rhodesia|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 1968|
|Pages||289 - 294|
|Keyword(s)||British territory, English common law, Rhodesia, Roman Dutch law, Treason and Treason Act, 1495|
It can be accepted that no-one can be convicted of treason under English law unless he owes allegiance to the Crown. The common law of Rhodesia is Roman-Dutch law, but as the present dispute concerns the position of the Crown in relation to its Government in Rhodesia, the dispute should be governed by the rules of English constitutional law.
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