List of Judicial Committees of the Privy Council & House of Lords cases

This page is for notable Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and House of Lords legal cases. The Privy Council cases before 1949 that were appeals from the Supreme Court of Canada or any of the Court of Appeals of the provinces are binding precedent in Canada (even today, unless they have been overruled by the Supreme Court of Canada). The external link below is for all cases beginning in 1996.

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Table of contents
1 Generally significant cases
2 Canadian Constitutional law cases:
3 Criminal law cases:
4 Copyright cases:
5 External links

Generally significant cases

Canadian Constitutional law cases:

  • Silkin v. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd, [1958] 1 W.L.R. 743 (Freedom of Speech)

Criminal law cases:

  • Haughton v. Smith [1973] 3 All ER 1109, [1974] 3 W.L.R. 1 (House of Lords) Attempted crimes, subsequently overturned by statute.

Copyright cases:

  • Walter v. Lane [1900] AC 539 (House of Lords) Fixation by journalist creates copyright by publisher.

External links




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