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Saint Christopher and Nevis
(1,946 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1988

C. B. O’Beirne1

Saint Christopher (otherwise known as Saint Kitts) and Nevis is a sovereign, democratic, federal state within the Commonwealth. Its previous relationship with the United Kingdom as an Associated State2 ceased on 19 Sept. 19833 on its attainment of independence.4


1. Nationality

The Constitution (Const.) ch.VIII deals with citizenship of Saint Christopher and Nevis. Every person born, n…

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C. B. O’Beirne, “Saint Christopher and Nevis”, 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 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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