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By what right did Lysa/Robin judge Tyrion?

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Lords have the right of pit and gallows on their land. Tyrion was accused of attempted murder in the North. 

It’s all the king’s justice. But does jurisdiction have any say?

Is there a Master of Laws that can explain how the Eyrie could judge Tyrion?

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Because Westeros is a broken and backwards society doomed to be consumed by the Long Night. The law shouldn’t be done by the local gangster whose only qualification is being able to swing a bit of metal around. Once you strip away all the direwolf sigils and titles these people are very ugly and pathetic. These people are gangsters.

I don’t think they ever say Cat did anything illegal; just that it was a rash decision. Because it’s all custom and Lords like Ned are meant to issue justice. The problem is that this causes blood feud. The accuser should not be arresting a suspect and putting him on trial. It’s a deliberately absurd situation that George uses. She had the right and that’s the problem.

 

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6 hours ago, Daendrew said:

Lords have the right of pit and gallows on their land. Tyrion was accused of attempted murder in the North. 

It’s all the king’s justice. But does jurisdiction have any say?

Is there a Master of Laws that can explain how the Eyrie could judge Tyrion?

 Tyrion was also being accused of the murder of Jon Arryn by Lysa Arryn . That's how/why the Eyrie could judge Tyrion.

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No. Only the King (Robert) had the right to legally charge Tyrion with anything.

Arguably, Cat had rights in the RL to detain Tyrion. I don't think she could make a good argument for delivering him to the Arryns though. 
But to be perfectly honest. The entire legal system in Westeros unravels the second you start poking at it. And Catelyn isn't acting as Lady of this or that. She's acting like a mother. And Lysa is too. Sort of. 
 

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19 hours ago, Daemon The Black Dragon said:

 Tyrion was also being accused of the murder of Jon Arryn by Lysa Arryn . That's how/why the Eyrie could judge Tyrion.

This, and also because they could by force (which in this case seems to be a fairly common justification).

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The whole trial was a farce.  If Tyrion had been executed, Catelyn and Lysa would have been in hot water.

However, Catelyn never wanted a trial.  She wanted Tyrion to be held for questioning.

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Might is right in Westeros, where there is only kangaroo justice, so technically Lysa, as Lady Regent of the Vale, had the right to judge Tyrion because he was in the Vale of Arryn. 

That said, Lysa was, of course, bonkers to put Tyrion, who is the son of a Great Lord of Westeros and the brother-in-law of the king, on trial instead of passing the matter on to the Iron Throne as Catelyn had intended. 

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