30 September 2015

Two non-independent territories to take governance concerns to the UN

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A post by Peter Jordens

Two non-independent territories in the Caribbean were recently in the news for announcing their intentions to petition the United Nations as part of their efforts to seek increased constitutional autonomy.

St Eustatius, a Dutch overseas municipality of the Netherlands, has visited the United Nations Decolonization Committee in New York, seeking to be included on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories that are monitored by the Committee.

Meanwhile, the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory, have announced their intent to approach the UN Decolonization Committee to air their concerns about the United Kingdom’s refusal to return constitutional democracy to the territory.