Gibraltar
(1,548 words)

I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, has been a British possession since the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713. British sovereignty is disputed by Spain, but a proposal for shared Anglo-Spanish sovereignty was rejected in a referendum in 2002, 98.48% voting against. Gibraltar is part o…

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David McClean, “Gibraltar”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 14 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000044>
First published online: 2015



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