MANUSCRIPT P00048: [Record presented in the 2006 appeal to the Pitcairn Island rape cases ...]

The files reproduced in this online collection represent the record presented in the 2006 appeal of the Pitcairn Island rape cases to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

The Judicial Committee functions as the final court of appeal for present British colonies and a number of former ones such as Jamaica and Tuvalu. The Judicial Committee's decision is reported as Christian v. The Queen, [2006] UKPC 47, [2007] 2 A.C. 400, [2007] 1 L.R.C. 726, 130 I.L.R. 696. That decision affirmed the decision of the Pitcairn Islands Court of Appeal in R. v. Christian, [2005] PNSC 1, [2006] 1 L.R.C. 745 British Yearbook of International Law 2004, at 428. An earlier decision of the Pitcairn Supreme Court is: R. v. Seven Named Accused, [2004] PNSC 1, 127 I.L.R. 232, affirmed [2004] PNCA 1, [2004] 5 L.R.C. 706, 127 I.L.R. 284, affirmed under the name Christian v. The Queen, [2004] UKPC 52, [2004] 5 L.R.C. 735. The record is 4,000 pages long. It includes orders of the court, pleadings filed by the lawyers, notes of the testimony given by witnesses, police reports, and an extensive file of historical evidence from archives in Britain, New Zealand, and Australia.

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Collection Introduction and Description

Message from collection donor Michael O. Eshleman describing the contents and arrangement of the collection.

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Privy Council Pleadings

Includes various Cases for Appellants and Case for Respondent.

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Privy Council Record

Records of the Privy Council, including 3,000-plus pages of court documents and extensive historical background materials, separated into 65 PDF files.
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Court Decisions [of the Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court]

Decisions of the Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court

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Court of Appeal

Decisions of the Court of Appeal

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Privy Council

Judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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Supreme Court

Decisions of the Supreme Court

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