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I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

With Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey forms part of the Duchy of Normandy which has since 1066 been united with the English Crown. It is not part of the United Kingdom but a “Crown Dependency”; the British monarch is head of state as Duke of Normandy. The Bailiwick consists of the islands of …

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David McClean, “Guernsey”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000045>
First published online: 2015

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