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Volume I: National Reports 1974

S. M. Poulter1

The territory which was formerly the British Colony of Basutoland became on 4 Oct. 1966 the sovereign democratic Kingdom of Lesotho (S.I. 1966 no. 1172).


The 1966 Independence Constitution (S.I. 1966 no. 1172) followed in the main the Westminster model and the legislative body, Parliament, used to consist of the King, a Senate (made up of chiefs and King’s nominees) an…

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S. M. Poulter, “Lesotho”, 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 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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