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Turks and Caicos Islands
(770 words)

I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie to the southeast of the Bahamas. After a period of occupation by Bermudans, the islands were placed under the Bahamas but in 1848 became a separate colony or presidency under the oversight of the authorities in Jamaica. A separate colonial administration was abandoned in 1873 and from then until…

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David McClean, “Turks and Caicos Islands”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000051>
First published online: 2015

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