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  Dependent territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State.
Territory administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice and Police from Oslo.
Unincorporated territory supervised by the U.S. Air Force and administered from Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_dependent_territories   (2054 words)

  
 United Nations Human Rights Website - Treaty Bodies Database - Document - Concluding Observations/Comments - United ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He stated that all the dependent territories except the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Pitcairn and Saint Helena had human rights provisions in their Constitutions, in each case modelled on and derived from the European Convention on Human Rights; and each contained a provision explicitly prohibiting torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Equally, the Constitutions of certain territories provided that anyone who was charged with an offence could have himself represented by a lawyer at State expense, but even in the absence of a provision of that kind, the defence of the accused was paid for by the State in the event of a serious offence.
The comprehensive report on the dependent territories of the United Kingdom was received with pleasure by the Committee, particularly as no cases of torture were noted to have occurred in the territories during the period reviewed.
www.unhchr.ch /tbs/doc.nsf/0/4c6406feb80eae1cc12569f400565c69?Opendocument   (1708 words)

  
 The New West Indian
This is certainly one reason why the people in the dependent territories, on the whole, have little enthusiasm for political independence.
With the exception of Puerto Rico, the average population of the dependent territories is 42,000, which is one reason why independence has not been considered a viable option for most of them.
The dependent territories also attract investment by virtue of the absence of "Sovereign risk" ; and with it the fear of expropriation, sudden changes in the treatment of foreign investors, inflation, controls on capital and profit repatriation, etc..
www.awigp.com /?numcat=girvan   (665 words)

  
 ILOLEX: English display cgi
It shall be an aim of policy, as soon as the economic evolution of a territory permits, progressively to eliminate deferred pay schemes and to establish, without prejudice to provident or superannuation schemes, systems of retirement allowances, including provisions for contributions by the Government or employers or both as well as by the workers.
Consideration shall be given to the application to dependent territories of the provisions of the Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932, in particular in the case of large ports and wherever new machinery is installed for the loading or unloading of ships, whether berthed in docks, at buoy or at anchorage.
In territories where it is considered preferable to have a special organisation for accident insurance and prevention completely independent of the inspectorate, the special officers of such an organisation shall be guided by the foregoing principles.
www.ilo.org /ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?R074   (3101 words)

  
 ILOLEX: English display cgi
All policies designed to apply to dependent territories shall be primarily directed to the well-being and development of the peoples of such territories and to the promotion of the desire on their part for social progress.
All possible steps shall be taken effectively to associate the peoples of the dependent territories in the framing and execution of measures of social progress, preferably through their own elected representatives where appropriate and possible.
Adequate provision shall be made in dependent territories, to the maximum extent possible under local conditions, for the progressive development of broad systems of education, vocational training and apprenticeship, with a view to the elimination of illiteracy among children and young persons and to their effective preparation for a useful occupation.
www.ilo.org /ilolex/cgi-lex/convde.pl?R070   (3944 words)

  
 Discussion Paper no. 17 - Societies at risk? the Caribbean and global change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dependent territories are associated with Britain, France, Netherlands, and the United States under a variety of constitutional arrangements.
This is because of the higher degree of non-resident ownership in the dependent territories.
The dependent territories and the smaller island states, and Trinidad and Tobago, have telephone density indicators which compare favourably with that of the developing world as a whole.
www.unesco.org /most/girvan.htm   (10907 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | Passports promise for Britain's territories
The territories, which are scattered around the globe, will become known as British Overseas Territories and a special unit will be set up in the Foreign Office to ensure better dialogue between both sides.
Addressing the Dependent Territories Association, Mr Cook told the visiting chief ministers that the right to self determination in dependent territories was "paramount", indicating that Britain will not block any bid for independence.
The name of the dependent territories will be changed because, Mr Cook says, "it doesn't fit in with our ideas and ignores the large degree of financial autonomy" in many of the areas concerned.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/53317.stm   (600 words)

  
 World security, 42 pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It should also be given authority over certain territories which may be detached from the present enemy, states, and over any other territories which by agreement may be placed under its control.
Regional Advisory Commissions.--Regional advisory commissions should be established, wherever practicable, in regions in which dependent terri- tories are numerous, to assist the responsible authorities in the discharge of their international accountability for such territories together with their obligation to develop the resources and promote the welfare of these territories and their peoples.
The regional advisory commissions should as a general rule have wide membership, including states which hold colonies in a given region, independent states and certain advanced dependent territories in the region, and other states which have major strategic, or economic interests in the region.
www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu /website_online_version/psf/box5/t69d16.html   (232 words)

  
 SICE - OMC - GATT | Acta Final de la Ronda Uruguay
Any such territory may, by agreement with the other contracting parties which are principal suppliers of such products at the most-favoured-nation rate, substitute for such preferential rates a single preferential rate which shall not on the whole be less favourable to suppliers at the most﷓favoured﷓nation rate than the preferences in force prior to such substitution.
The preferential arrangements referred to in paragraph 5 (b) of Article XIV are those existing in the United Kingdom on 10 April 1947, under contractual agreements with the Governments of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in respect of chilled and frozen beef and veal, frozen mutton and lamb, chilled and frozen pork and bacon.
The application of paragraph 1 to internal taxes imposed by local governments and authorities with the territory of a contracting party is subject to the provisions of the final paragraph of Article XXIV.
www.sice.oas.org /trade/ur_round/58c2.asp   (4063 words)

  
 List of dependent territories information information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dependent areas are territories that do not possess full political independence or sovereignty as states.
A subnational entity typically represents a division of the country proper, while a dependent territory might be an overseas territory that enjoys a greater degree of autonomy.
Wake Island: unincorporated territory administered from Washington, D.C., by the Department of the Interior; activities on the island are conducted by the US Air Force, the ownership of the territory is disputed with the Marshall Islands.
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 Territories, Colonies, and Dependencies — Infoplease.com
Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom - Anguilla Bermuda British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Channel...
territory - territory, in U.S. history, a portion of the national domain that is given limited self-government,...
French Overseas Territories - French Polynesia New Caledonia and Dependencies Southern and Antarctic Lands Wallis and Futuna...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0762461.html   (268 words)

  
 The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(2) In section 32(3)(a), after "this Part" insert "or the corresponding dependent territory provisions, as the case may be,".
""specified dependent territory" means a dependent territory for the time being specified in Schedule 1 to the said Order of 1991.".
"(d) if the proceedings are in a specified dependent territory, means any child who has been treated by both parties as a child of their family, except a child who has been placed with those parties as foster parents by a public authority in that territory."
www.hmso.gov.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /si/si1991/Uksi_19911723_en_3.htm   (1507 words)

  
 PAGE1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The process of achieving self-determination by colonial or dependent territories is known as decolonization.
The Trust Territories were mostly former colonies of the countries defeated in the First and Second World Wars.
All other colonies were considered as Non-Self-Governing Territories under Chapter XI of the Charter, devoted to the "territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government".
www.un.org /spanish/descolonizacion/folleto/UN/page1.html   (276 words)

  
 Livingston Smith - Between Colony and Independence: Constitutional Modernization in the Cayman Islands
The combined per capita income of the independent territories of the Anglophone (English speaking) Caribbean is $2,975, while that of the British Dependent Territories is $8,656.
In contrast to the French territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana), the Dutch territories (Aruba, Bonaire and the rest of the Netherlands Antilles) and the two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), which receive significant amounts of aid from their respective metropolitan powers, British colonies are scarcely dependent on the metropolitan power.
Most territories are seeking to consolidate their dependence on the colonial power, and on the global economy.
www.cavehill.uwi.edu /bnccde/cayman/conference/papers/smith.html   (7993 words)

  
 Columbia Encyclopedia- mandates - AOL Research & Learn
The mandated territories were divided into three classes, according to their economic and political development and their location, and were then assigned to individual powers.
While fortification of these mandates was forbidden and native rights were guaranteed, these areas were to be administered by the mandatories as integral parts of their empires.
All remaining mandated territories became trust territories except South West Africa (now Namibia), whose status was contested by South Africa and the United Nations until it became independent in 1990.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/mandates/20051206210509990011   (345 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office FAQs: The British Overseas Territories Act
Citizenship will be non-reciprocal; residents of the UK will not have the right of abode in the Overseas Territories, as the size of the Territories and their populations would not allow the influx of possibly large numbers of outsiders.
British citizens from the Overseas Territories will not be subject to UK immigration controls and will therefore be able to come to the UK for purposes of leisure, study and employment without gaining prior permission.
Eligibility for such support depends on length of residence in the UK and whether or not this is subject to a restriction under the UK immigration laws.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1013618138355   (3082 words)

  
 Britain and the Overseas Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Madam Speaker, it is a striking measure of the degree to which the Dependent Territories value that partnership that none of their Governments expressed any desire during the review for independence.
The residents of the Overseas Territories are proud of their connection with Britain, but often puzzled that Britain appears not to be proud to have them as British citizens.
The unanimous view in consultations with the Overseas Territories was that they were anxious that their small communities did not have the capacity to absorb uncontrolled numbers of new residents.
www.britainusa.com /sections/articles_show_nt1.asp?i=41061&L1=41012&L2=41061&a=22136&D=9   (1305 words)

  
 List of dependent territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The PRC doesn't have dependent territories, but the status of Hong Kong and Macau have some similarity with dependent territories.
Under the Antarctic Treaty all territorial claims to Antarctica are held in abeyance.
Svalbard: territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (''sysselmann'') residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was awarded to Norway
list-of-dependent-territories.iqnaut.net   (1737 words)

  
 The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) (Amendment) Order 2006
The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991[2] is amended as follows.
In section 13(6)(a)(ii), "corresponding dependent territory provision" means Article 6(2) or 9(3) of the Child Custody (Jurisdiction) (Jersey) Law 2005.
The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1723) ("the 1991 Order") modifies Part 1 of the 1986 Act so as to bring orders made by courts in dependent territories within the scheme and to provide for the recognition and enforcement of such orders in the United Kingdom.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2006/20061456.htm   (1040 words)

  
 UK National Audit Office press notice - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Contingent Liabilities in the Dependent ...
Over the last six years £153 million has been provided in aid to the less prosperous Dependent Territories ranging from £39 a head of population a year in the British Virgin Islands to nearly £3,700 a head for the Pitcairn Islands with its resident population of only 55.
The Territories’ ability to produce timely audited accounts has generally been poor and there is a lack of fully functioning Public Accounts Committees in some Territories.
They aim to provide the territories with security and political stability, to ensure that local governments provide efficient and honest government and to help them achieve economic and social development.
www.nao.org.uk /pn/979813.htm   (895 words)

  
 FirstCaribbean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The EU savings tax directive (Council Directive 2003/48/EC) is therefore aimed at enabling savings income in the form of interest payments made in one member state to individuals resident in another member state, subject to taxation.
Any individual who is resident in a EU member state, and who receives an interest payment or for whom an interest payment is secured in another member state, offshore jurisdiction or dependent territory, will be subject to this directive.
Depending on the legislation that each of the offshore jurisdictions and dependent territories put in place, customers affected by the directive will either have:
www.firstcaribbeanbank.com /EUSavingsTaxDirectiveFAQs.htm   (1051 words)

  
 Historical Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Charter of the United Nations established, in Chapter XI (Articles 73 and 74), the principles that continue to guide United Nations decolonization efforts, including respect for self-determination of all peoples.
Those Territories, each subject to separate agreements with administering States, were formally administered under Mandates from the League of Nations, or were separated from countries defeated in the Second World War, or were voluntarily placed under the system by States responsible for their administration.
The Charter binds administering Powers to recognize that the interests of dependent Territories are paramount, to agree to promote social, economic, political and educational progress in the Territories, to assist in developing appropriate forms of self-government and to take into account the political aspirations and stages of development and advancement of each Territory.
www.un.org /Depts/dpi/decolonization/history.htm   (377 words)

  
 Offshore Company - New Minister for UK Dependent Territories?
Dependent territory residents see Lord William's former post as Minister of State as a crucial link between the dependent territories and the British Government.
The replacement for Lord Williams may not by any means assume the precise responsibilities relinquished by the 58-year-old life peer.
Dependent territories affairs are dealt with by a minister in charge of what is known as the constitution and immigration unit whose responsibility includes matters as diverse as fire and prison inspectorates, electoral law, data protection and privacy, gambling and liquor licensing, summer time and cults.
www.offshorecorporation.com /news/story.aspx?storyname=34   (170 words)

  
 What constitutes the Caribbean
The majority of the dependent territories in the Caribbean do not belong to Caricom, Cariforum or the ACS; but most are members of the Caribbean Development and Co-operation Committee (CDCC) of ECLAC.
Members are all states of the insular Caribbean only, plus the Dutch and US dependent territories and three British dependent territories.
The French territories have the status of Overseas Departments of the French Republic and their inhabitants are French citizens.
www.acs-aec.org /About/SG/Girvan/Speeches/rei1.htm   (2354 words)

  
 British Dependent Territories citizens to be given British Citizenship
It grants the right of citizenship to all inhabitants of Britain's overseas territories and formally abolishes the term 'colony'.
It allow those people who were British Dependent citizens to live, train and work in Britain, or anywhere else in the European Union.
Many of the inhabitants had full British citizenship before 1981, when the Conservative government took the right away from all dependent territories in order to stop residents of Hong Kong moving to Britain prior to being handed over to China.
www.workpermit.com /news/uk23.htm   (159 words)

  
 British Overseas Territories Act 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(1) Pursuant to section 1, British Dependent Territories citizenship is renamed "British overseas territories citizenship"; and a person having that citizenship is a "British overseas territories citizen".
(b) for "British Dependent Territories citizen" (or "British Dependent Territories citizens"), wherever occurring, substitute "British overseas territories citizen" (or "British overseas territories citizens").
(4) A person who is a British overseas territories citizen by virtue of subsection (3) is such a citizen by descent for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts2002/20008--a.htm   (922 words)

  
 The Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) (Amendment) Order 1994
The text of this Internet version of the Statutory Instrument which is published by the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament has been prepared to reflect the text as it was Made.
This Order may be cited as the Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) (Amendment) Order 1994 and shall come into force on 6th December 1994.
This Order amends the Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991 in order to provide a definition of the term "specified dependent territory" for the purposes of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/563).
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1994/Uksi_19942800_en_1.htm   (518 words)

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