(Mauritius) Mauritius had passed an Act extending rights of Appeal. The Board considered and confirmed that it does not sit as a court of criminal appeal. In order to interfere, there must be something so irregular or so outrageous as to shake the very basis of justice. The Badry case guidelines will continue to be followed. This case did not fall within that ambit and the appeal failed.
Lord Keith of Kinkel Lord Brandon of Oakbrook Lord Griffiths
Cited – In re Dillet PC 1887
Leave to appeal to the Board will not be granted unless ‘by a disregard of the forms of legal process, or by some violation of the principles of natural justice or otherwise, substantial and grave injustice has been done.’ . .
Confirmed – Badry v The Director of Public Prosecutions PC 15-Nov-1982
(Mauritius) The applicant appealed three counts of contempt of court, arising from speeches made by him in the political debate. He had been a minister, but was subject to investigation for fraud. To found a appeal he had to show some blatant or . .
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Criminal Practice, Commonwealth
Updated: 31 May 2022; Ref: scu.159150