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Jersey's constitutional position (FOI)

Jersey's constitutional position (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 May 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


When did it become “the constitutional position … that Her Majesty … [is] Sovereign of the Bailiwick of Jersey” and, if this has always been the position, why has all previous British succession law applied to Jersey automatically?


This Freedom of Information request falls under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011: Information accessible to applicant by other means.

The Draft Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 201- was debated, and adopted, by the States Assembly on 16 July 2013. The Hansard recording of the debate can be found on Hansard on the States Assembly website.

The Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013 can be viewed on the Jersey Law website.

Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013 

The Succession to the Crown (Jersey) Law 2013 was sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council on 9 October 2013.

View the Order on the GOV.UK website

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