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Volume I: National Reports 1979

Gerald Perry1

Haiti, an independent, democratic republic, shares the Isle of Haiti, situated in the Caribbean, with the Dominican Republic. After an armed struggle against Metropolitan France, the ancient French Colony of St. Domingue declared itself independent, and established the free state of Haiti on 1 Jan. 1804. From the date of its discovery by Columbus on 5 Dec. 1492 until its independence, Haiti, which was originally inhabi…

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Gerald Perry, “Haiti”, 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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