Montserrat
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I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

Montserrat has been a British possession since 1632. It had a population of some 13,000 in 1994 but the island was devastated in July 1995 by an eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano. This destroyed the capital, Plymouth, and some 8,000 people left to the United Kingdom or elsewh…

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David McClean, “Montserrat”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000048>
First published online: 2015



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