SOME NORMATIVE RIGHTS OF BRITISH JUSTICE
|Precept One: The law shall treat all offenders equally without regard to their person.|
|Precept Two: No man shall be a judge in his own cause.|
|Precept Three: No free man shall be compelled by law to perform private services against his will.|
|Precept Four: No man shall be punished without the right to trial.|
These four precepts are cornerstones in the relation, through law, of the individual to his community. How are they challenged in the Federation?
How color-blind are the courts of central Africa?
The judicial system of the Federation, except for the Federal Supreme Court, remains, under the Constitution, a territorial matter and there is wide variation of policy between Southern Rhodesia and the two Protectorates. Because, for reasons discussed in a later chapter, the Protectorates are dedicated to the maintenance of tribal authority and the principle of "indirect rule" fathered by Lord Lugard,1 they have estab-