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Ascension Island/Bermuda/St. Helena/Tristan da Cunha/United Kingdom: Convention on Women Extended to Overseas Territories

(May 10, 2017) The Government of the United Kingdom recently extended the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to some of its overseas territories, namely Ascension Island, Bermuda, St. Helena, and Tristan da Cunha. (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, opened for signature Mar. 1, 1980, […]

Bermuda: Eligibility for Shorter Jail Terms for Foreigners Proposed

(Nov. 8, 2010) Bermuda's Home Affairs Minister, David Burch, has said that the government plans to amend legislation to establish the eligibility of foreign inmates for shorter terms of imprisonment. The issue came to the fore in the wake of the Martin Cashman case. Cashman, a British citizen denied parole who is serving an 11-year […]