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Saint Helena (Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha)
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I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

English authority over Saint Helena dates from 1657 when a chartered company, the East India Company, was permitted to colonize and govern the island. A British garrison was on the island during the imprisonment of Napoleon I, but the company thereafter resumed sole responsibility. In 1834, under the Government of India Act 1833 of the Unit…

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David McClean, “Saint Helena (Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha)”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000050>
First published online: 2015

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