oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The Rhodesian crisis and the courts

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Whether the Rhodesian Courts had jurisdiction to recognise as valid any of the legislative and executive acts of the usurping Government, forms the subject of this final paper. What remains for examination is the third and final question arising in this controversy, namely, assuming that the Rhodesian Government lacks lawful status, whether, and, if so, to what extent, the Rhodesian courts are entitled to treat its legislative and administrative acts as valid.

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