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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Kamari Maxine Clarke This essay explores the ways that new judicial formations centered on the Caribbean Court of Justice provide a space for understanding the workings of various legal rights brokers as central to a project of Caribbean regionalism. It examines the intermediary spaces in which...
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Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 14. Demonstrators passing by the Supreme Court on King Street in support of Walter Rodney. Figure 14. Demonstrators passing by the Supreme Court on King Street in support of Walter Rodney. © 1968 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. More
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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1.3. Glenn Ligon, To Disembark , 1993. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist; Luhring Augustine, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London Figure 1.3. Glenn Ligon, To Disembark, 1993. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist; Luhr... More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., among other issues. King's insistence on analyzing fiction alongside nonfictional contexts, such as court cases and queer organizing, provides a rich texture for the consideration of transgressive sexualities, while also raising questions about archives, presence, and the production of knowledge...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
... foreign white woman rather than between Caribbean people of African and Indian descent. King also addresses recent portrayals of Caribbean trans people and of Caribbean women who desire other women, in particular Shani Mootoo's Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab. Several recent court cases related to...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 March 2010
... irregularities of the ideologically motivated prosecutorial process that found them guilty of murder (the torture by which confessions were extracted, the unconstitutionality of the “court of necessity” in which they were tried, the withholding of documents needed to support their defense, the dependence...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... reparations from several European governments for the slave trade and indigenous genocide. That same week a ruling of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court stripped thousands of Haitian Dominicans of citizenship. 1 The histories behind these two decisions range across Caribbean space and time and yet...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2006
... high court room. A ten-inch crucifix hangs from the starkly elevated judge’s bench, just above the head of the registrar of the high court. Jesus looks more pained than usual. Decorum is anxiously maintained in the round tones and wry style of British legal banter. It forms a...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 76–82.
Published: 01 February 2007
... began. After three years a mercy committee commuted their death sentences to life in prison. The appeals process has been thwarted by successive governments. Judgments in favor of their release from the local courts have been repeatedly stayed by government officials. Some people...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
...). 4 Large amounts of French slave court records were destroyed on the orders of metropolitan authorities already in the eighteenth century. See Marie Houllemare, “Vers la centralisation des archives coloniales françaises au dix-huitième siècle: Destruction et conservation des papiers judiciaires,” in...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Polsgrove, Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), xiii, 59–61, 70, 75–76, 81–83, 118–23, 131–38, 166–69. 1 See “Man Accused of Killing Peter Abrahams to Stand Trial in Home Circuit Court,” RJR News , 21 February 2018...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 167–178.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Figure 14. Demonstrators passing by the Supreme Court on King Street in support of Walter Rodney. Figure 14. Demonstrators passing by the Supreme Court on King Street in support of Walter Rodney. © 1968 The Gleaner Co. (Media) Ltd. ...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 15–44.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the people cheered him, and one person said “God has sent one to look after our rights. Buckras was taking advantage of us too long.”12 The actual trial was heard by the St. Mary Circuit Court, in Port Maria, on 5 March. In the testimony presented, it...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Foundation of the Americas, 1565–1660 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 5–9. 34 Helen Catterall, Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro , vol. 1, Cases from the Courts of England, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky (Washington, DC: Carnegie Institute, 1926), 55...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... both the lower court and appellate levels to drop the charges against him. The failure to convict even this most egregious and well-documented series of atrocities “established, once and for all, the law of terror in Saint-Domingue” (216): notwithstanding the many refinements of slave law over the...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
... instance, the comment by a Dominican magistrate that prior to the 1904 Obeah Law, “prosecutions were few and far between.” CO 152/287 Knollys to Lyttelton no. 208, 12 May 1905, report of Dominica magistrate for District E. 25 St. Lucia (1872 onward) and Jamaica (1857 onward). Reports of court...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... elevated to the status of luases or divinities in the Vodun pantheon, the superstitions about indigenous hatchets, popularly known as “lighting rocks,” and the myth of the Ciguapa, a female being that walks with her feet pointing backwards. 11 From those sectors of Dominican society that courted and...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 182–184.
Published: 01 February 2008
... in Antigua and Barbuda (1994) and Everyday Harm: Domestic Violence, Court Rites, and Cultures of Reconciliation (2007). She is currently at work on a new project on the internationalization of legal educa- tion and the profession. Simone Leigh is a visual artist whose work has been...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): v–x.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Donald Trotman, former judge of the Supreme Court of Guyana; the Right Reverend Bishop Sehon Goodridge, Anglican Bishop of the diocese of the Windward Islands; and the Reverend Father Mark Haynes, administrator of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in St. George’s. Its terms of...