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Volume I: National Reports 1974

K. W. Patchett1

Barbados is a unitary state. Formerly a British colony founded in 1627 with a representative legislature from 1639, Barbados achieved independence on 30 Nov. 1966. It is a member of the Commonwealth. The Constitution which came in…

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K. W. Patchett, “Barbados”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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