In this paper the author comments upon some aspects of environmental law, particularly in context with potential remedies which the law affords to the environmentalist. Amongst other things special attention will be paid to the role of criminal law, which in our time and society is still a major instrument in curbing reprehensible activities.
The system of New Guinea could undoubtedly be given a more indigenous aspect without any such reversion of anarchy. The author recommends three specific reforms : firstly, the appointment of local assessors to assist supreme court judges in criminal trials ; secondly, the abandonment of the current rules relating to the admissibility of confessions and thirdly the limitation of the accused ás absolute right to remain silent at his trial. Several other possible reforms are discussed more briefly at the conclusion of this article.
East African co-operation has always been both on an economic and a technical level, but it was only at the conclusion of the Treaty for East African Co-operation in 1967, that both areas of co-operation were brought under a single set of rules. This is not to say that the two have now been integrated. Having dealt already with the EAC's devices for the development of an East African common market, we now turn to the treaty provisions regulating technical co-operation, ie the provisions which relate to the common services, the Court of Appeal for East Africa, and higher education in the region. The treaty provides for common services of a variety unparalleled in other international organisations.
It is unlawful for a company to make to any director any payment (""a payment"") by way of compensation for loss of office or as consideration for or in connection with his retirement from office, Unless particulars of the proposed payment (including the amount thereof) are disclosed to the members of the company and the proposed payment is approved by the company in general.
An interesting problem relating to the possibility of having deferred shares of no par value has arisen from the Main Report of the Commission of Enquiry into the Companies Act and the Draft Bill published with the Supplementary Report of the Commission.