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Volume I: National Reports 1974

H. H. Marshall1

Fiji is an independent sovereign democratic state within the Commonwealth. It ceased to be a colony of the United Kingdom on 10 Oct. 1970 under the provisions of the Fiji Independence Act, 1970 (1970 c. 50) of the United Kingdom s. 1.


1. Nationality

The Fiji Independence Order, 1970 (S.I. 1970 III 6630) of the United Kingdom, deals with citizenship of Fiji. S. 19 (1) provides that every …

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H. H. Marshall, “Fiji”, 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 05 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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