...A mere change in sovereignty...
The decision of the Privy Council in Amodu Tijani, concerning the former colony of Lagos, was relied upon by Justice Brennan in Mabo, where Viscount Haldane asserted that:
'A mere change in sovereignty is not to be presumed as meant to disturb the rights of private owners,' Amodu Tijani v Secretary, Southern Nigeria  2 AC at 407, per Viscount Haldane.
Keywords: Africa, Brennan, Justice Gerard, indigenous people, International Convention, International Court Case, Mabo judgement, Nigeria, Privy Council, Southern Rhodesia, Amodu Tijani V Secretary, 1921, sovereignty, 1921
Author: Strelein, Lisa