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British Overseas Territories Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781509918706
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781849460194
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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This is a manual of law and practice relating to the 14 remaining British overseas territories. This book provides a comprehensive description of the main elements of their governance in law and practice, and of the constitutional and international status of the territories.

This new edition provides a comprehensive update on the law governing overseas territories. It reflects the post Brexit landscape, covers the Extradition Act 2003 (Overseas Territories) Order 2016 and the Emergency Powers (Overseas Territories) Order 2017. In addition, it explores case law developments from Chagos Islanders v The United Kingdom to the Mauritius case concerning British Overseas Territory waters.

The territories covered are:-

  • Anguilla;
  • Bermuda;
  • British Antarctic Territory;
  • British Indian Ocean Territory;
  • Cayman Islands;
  • Falkland Islands;
  • Gibraltar;
  • Montserrat;
  • Pitcairn Islands;
  • St Helena,
  • Ascension and Tristan da Cunha;
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands;
  • Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus;
  • Turks and Caicos Islands;
  • and Virgin Islands.
Most, if not all, of these territories are likely to remain British for the foreseeable future, and many have agreed modern constitutional arrangements with the British Government.

The previous edition was a welcome addition to the literature on Overseas Territories Law, the first since the long out-of-print Commonwealth and Colonial Law by Kenneth Roberts-Wray, and this long awaited second edition will be equally welcome.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. Constitutional Arrangements
3. The Office of Governor
4. Legislative Authority and Controls
5. Executive Authority and Controls
6. Judicial Authority
7. The Law Officers
8. Sources of Law
9. Human Rights in the Territories
10. Defence, Public Order and Security, and Emergency Powers
11. Nationality and Belonger Status
12. Public Finance
13. External Relations
14. The Territories in International Law
15. The Territories and the European Union
16. Termination of British Sovereignty