A clean break
Legislation modelled on the UK's Human Rights Act will be introduced to Guernsey and Jersey over the course of this year. St John A Robilliard examines some of the implications this will have on the islands' laws
During 2002, legislation modelled on the UK Human Rights Act 1998 will come into force in Guernsey and Jersey. This comes at a time when the islands’ finance industries have seen a vast growth in legislation aimed at governing their activities. The term ‘finance industry’ in fact covers a multitude of financial and fiduciary businesses including banking, asset management, professional trustee and company administration, captive insurance, offshore insurance and investment and the establishment and running of special purpose vehicles.
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