The Institute has just completed work on the digitisation of an appendix volume from the Petition of 1890 in the Privy Council by the States of the Island of Jersey. The appendix volume, originally presented to the Institute by the States of Jersey, provides a brief history of the development of law in the Channel Island of Jersey through featured extracts from historic legal instruments and significant cases, including:
The digital version is freely available on the IALS website in full-text searchable PDF format.
In the Privy Council
The appendix is an example from an important collection of rare related decision records and documents from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held by IALS. These texts are far more detailed than the 8,000 reported decisions (already available on BAILII). They can include: the case for the appellant and the case for the respondent prepared by their solicitors and records of pleadings and prior court proceedings. IALS is working on a project to raise the discoverability, visibility and usability of the documents.
More information about the Privy Council Decisions Documents collection at IALS is available on our website at:
More information about IALS Digital collections is available on our website at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/digital/digital.htm