British Overseas Territories Law (2ed)
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:-
- British Antarctic Territory;
- British Indian Ocean Territory;
- Cayman Islands;
- Falkland Islands;
- 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-printCommonwealth and Colonial Lawby Kenneth Roberts-Wray, and this long awaited second edition will be equally welcome.