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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

David Heywood Anderson

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 March 2019

Subject(s):
Islands and artificial islands — Territorial sea

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey, known collectively as ‘the Channel Islands’, and the Isle of Man are three insular territories under British sovereignty as Crown Dependencies (see also Islands ). In each case, the personal representative of the Crown is the Lieutenant Governor, who forms the official channel of communication between the Crown and His or Her Majesty’s Government (see also Governments ) , on the one hand, and the three Crown Dependencies, on the other. Constitutionally, the three are neither part of the metropolitan...
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