oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Gouriet v Union of Post Office Workers: the short life of an English actio popularis



When the legality of a proposed boycott of South African mail by British trade unionists was challenged in the English Courts, the Court of Appeal at the House of Lords differed sharply on the question of whether an ordinary member of the public has the locus standi to bring a public action, in casu to utilise civil remedies to deter a crime being committed which would have widespread effect.


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