Questions tagged [privy-council]

The Privy Council advises the sovereign on the exercise of the royal prerogative, issues Orders in Council, which enact Acts of Parliament and regulate certain public institutions. They advise the sovereign on the issuing of Royal Charters, which grant special status to incorporated bodies, and city or borough status to local authorities. Otherwise, the Privy Council's powers have now been largely replaced by the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

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what courts are bound by the decisions of the privy council?

Which levels of other courts are its decisions binding or not binding on, if English courts don’t actually appeal to it? To rephrase the question for greater clarity: Essentially, of courts that don’t ...
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What is the source for calling the panel in the JCPC 'the Board'?

For a long continuous line of case law, the panel deciding a case (or rendering advice to Her Majesty as to how to dispose of the case, technically) in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has ...