oa De Rebus - Legal milestones (9)
|Article Title||Legal milestones (9)|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Sep 1981|
|Pages||421 - 422|
|Keyword(s)||Arbitral tribunal, Draft law, International legal proceedings, Judiciary, Proclamation, Right of testing and State succession|
Judged in terms of its constitutional and political significance, Brown v Leyds N0 is second only to the Harris cases in the annals of South African law. Not only did the judgment in this case precipitate a major political crisis that resulted in the dismissal of the chief justice of the South African Republic, but it later formed the basis for an international claim by the United States against Britain, as successor state to the South African Republic.
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