- Copyright Page
- Table of Cases
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Editor Biographies
- Introduction: Bringing Caribbean Constitutionalisms to the World
- Constitutionalism and Colonial Legacies in the Caribbean
- Constitutional Design in the Commonwealth Caribbean
- Constitutional Principles: Forging Caribbean Constitutionalism
- Constitutional Unamendability in the Region
- The Commonwealth Caribbean and the Westminster Model
- The Constitutional Law of Guyana: Challenges and Prospects
- The British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos Islands: A Modern Approach to a Traditional Relationship
- The Constitutions of the Dutch Caribbean: A Study of the Countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Public Entities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Suriname’s Constitutional Limits
- The Constitutional Framework of the French Caribbean: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
- The Normative Framework of the Cuban Constitution and the Problems it Poses
- Haiti’s Constitution of 1987: How Does it Fare Today as the Country’s Foundation for the Rule of Law?
- The Constitutions of the Dominican Republic: Between Aspirations and Realities
- The constitution of puerto rico
- Caribbean Constitutions and the Death Penalty
- Social and Economic Rights in the Caribbean
- Rights and National Security
- The Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice
- The Effect of the Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice on Regional Integration and National Law
- The Interpretation of Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions: Does Text Matter?
- Constitutional Dissonance and the Rule of Law in the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Black Power in the Caribbean
- The Vestiges of Colonial Constitutionalism
- Mapping the Future of Caribbean Constitutionalism
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government of the United Kingdom
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