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This chapter starts with a summary of the historical background to these five British overseas territories in the Caribbean. It goes on to describe their constitutional status and their constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, examining the powers and position of the United Kingdom Parliament, the Crown and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It describes in detail the powers of the Governor in these territories, as well as their governance in accordance with their respective constitutions, looking at executive, legislative and judicial powers. The chapter examines the protection of human rights in the territories and the exercise of their external relations. It concludes with a look ahead to the future for these territories. The chapter includes copious references to the relevant constitutional provisions, relevant legislation and case law.

Keywords: constitution, executive, external relations, Governor, history, human rights, judicial, legislative, legislature, Queen, Secretary of State

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