Thornton v The Police: PC 1962

Leave to appeal was refused on the ground that the judgment of Hammet J was clearly correct. He held that nothing in the Act ‘precludes either the United Kingdom or any of the colonies from enacting such legislation as they chose to regulate and control the entry into their territory or residence therein of persons whatever their status may be’.


[1962] AC 339 PC


British Nationality Act 1948


England and Wales

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CitedChagos Islanders v The Attorney General, Her Majesty’s British Indian Ocean Territory Commissioner QBD 9-Oct-2003
The Chagos Islands had been a British dependent territory since 1814. The British government repatriated the islanders in the 1960s, and the Ilois now sought damages for their wrongful displacement, misfeasance, deceit, negligence and to establish a . .
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Commonwealth, Constitutional

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.186644