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legal status of British dependent territories

Elizabeth W. Davies

legal status of British dependent territories

the West Indies and North Atlantic region

by Elizabeth W. Davies

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New york .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West Indies, British,
  • Bermuda Islands,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Dependency.,
    • West Indies, British -- International status.,
    • Bermuda Islands -- International status.,
    • Great Britain -- Territories and possessions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-371) and index.

      StatementElizabeth W. Davies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJX4084.B75 D38 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxx, 376 p. :
      Number of Pages376
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1100031M
      ISBN 100521481880
      LC Control Number94024822


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The Crown dependencies (French: Dépendances de la Couronne; Manx: Croghaneyn-crooin) are three island territories off the coast of Great Britain that are self-governing possessions of the Crown: the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of do not form part of either the United Kingdom or the British Overseas Territories.

The Act changed the official name of the areas from British Dependent Territories to British Overseas Territories. (U) Although the BOTs are united by their common British sovereignty. The British Overseas Territories Act (c.8) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which superseded parts of the British Nationality Act It makes legal provision for the renaming of the British Dependent Territories as British Overseas Territories, and the renaming of associated uced by: Jack Straw, Secretary of State for.

A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area. A dependency is commonly distinguished from country subdivisions by not being considered.

The status of British Overseas Territories citizen relates to persons holding British Nationality by virtue of a connection with a British Dependent Territory. The British Nationality Act came into force on 1 Januaryand divided Citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKCs) into three categories: 1.

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Indeed citizenship was a glaring omission in the UK government’s previous attempts to construct an effective form of extended statehood for its Dependent Territories. Historically, the Commonwealth was an evolutionary outgrowth of the British traditional British policy of allowing considerable self-government in its colonies led to the existence by the 19th century of several dependent states that were populated to a significant degree by Europeans accustomed to forms of parliamentary rule and that possessed large.

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under direct British rule in the s and eventually became a separate British Dependent Territory inthe Anguilla Act (AA ) became the principal source of authority. Under the British Nationality Act (“the Act”) most of the people of the overseas territories have British Dependent Territories citizenship.

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