The Theory of Sovereignty and the Importance of the Crown in the Realms of the Queen

  title={The Theory of Sovereignty and the Importance of the Crown in the Realms of the Queen},
  author={Noel Stanley Cox},
  journal={Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal},
  pages={237 - 255}
  • N. Cox
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • History, Law, Political Science
  • Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
As a general rule, in those countries which acknowledge Elizabeth II as Queen, the legal and political entity known as the Crown is legally important because it holds the conceptual place held by the State in those legal systems derived from or influenced by the Roman civil law. Not only does the Crown provide a legal basis for governmental action, but it provides much of the legal and some of the political legitimacy for such action. At the most abstract level, the absence of an accepted… 

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