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Island Rights Initiative Director, Susie Alegre, talks to BBC Radio 4 about Brexit in the British Overseas Territories

  As negotiations on Brexit continue between the UK and Europe, more and more complex legal issues are thrown up around security, the Good Friday Agreement and data protection among others.  But the effect of Brexit on British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is often forgotten. Island...

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Unlocking the Road to Paradise – A Chance to Promote Human Rights Offshore?

[caption id="attachment_21455" align="aligncenter" width="3899"] Long Exposure of a Stormy Sea with Lighthouse on top of Rocky Cliffs. Location, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom[/caption] Islands in International Finance In the second half of the twentieth century, many small island jurisdictions established themselves as international financial centres (IFCs)....

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Closing The Gap Between Human Rights Protection and Loss and Damage: Island Rights Initiative Recommendations For COP 23

Introduction Loss and Damage is an area of climate negotiations that is of particular relevance to island States. Islands are the ‘canary in the coalmine’ - they have contributed the least to greenhouse gases emissions, but will be the first to fall victim to the consequences...

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