15 October 2010

POP QUIZ: Queen and Commonwealth

So, over the last couple of weeks we've been watching 54 Commonwealth nations battle for sporting medals.
But some constitutional questions:
Q1.  How many of the nations are monarchies with Queen Elizabeth II as Sovereign?
Q2.  How many of the nations are republics.
Q3.  How many of the nations are monarchies with a different Sovereign?
Answers in comments. 

2 comments:

Dean Knight said...

Q1: 16 nations are monarchies.
Q2: 33 nations are republics.
Q3. 5 nations have a different sovereign.

Robin Johnson's Economics Web Page said...

Thats funny! From TV1's coverage, I thought the 'Commonwealth' Games were just between NZ and Australia, and just happened to be in Delhi, so there could be some sound bites about gastro-enteritis.

Course Outline

Lord Justice Lawton in Maxwell v Department of Trade and Industry [1974] 2 All ER 122 said:

"From time to time ... lawyers and judges have tried to define what constitutes fairness. Like defining an elephant, it is not easy to do, although fairness in practice has the elephantine quality of being easy to recognise. As a result of these efforts a word in common usage has acquired the trappings of legalism: 'acting fairly' has become 'acting in accordance with the rules of natural justice', and on occasion has been dressed up with Latin tags. This phrase in my opinion serves no useful purpose and in recent years it has encouraged lawyers to try to put those who hold inquiries into legal straitjackets.... For the purposes of my judgment I intend to ask myself this simple question: did the [decision-maker] act fairly towards the plaintiff?"


This course examines the elephantine concept of fairness in the law, along with other contemporary legal issues.

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