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Protectorate

A form of international guardianship that arises under International Law when a weaker state surrenders by treaty the management of some or all of its international affairs to a stronger state.

The extent of the reciprocal rights and duties between the protecting state and the protected state depends upon the terms of the treaty and the conditions under which other states have recognized the protectorate. Although it loses some of its independence, the protected state still exists as a state in international law and may avail itself of some of the rights of a state. Its diplomatic representatives may still enjoy normal immunities within the courts of other states, for instance, and a treaty concluded by the protecting state with a third state is not necessarily binding on the protected state.

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He said the counter at Rawalpindi protectorate, which also witnessed huge number of emigrants, would be established next month.
Northern Protectorate), from Lagos (which was governed separately from 1862 to 1906), most of what is now Southern Nigeria, and what is now the Republic of Niger.
The south was known as the Colony, and after running battles with the Asante Kingdom, winning some and losing some, the British suppressed an Asante uprising in 1900, and made Ashanti its protectorate on January 1, 1902.
Ras Mohamed Protectorate is an important area for both resident and migratory birds, and requires ongoing protection, management and further research.
What a lovely dream he has, of a Tory Britain quitting the EU and returning to look after its 'protectorates' (surely only Belize and a few smaller Carribbean islands are still protectorates?).
The EU's policy 'toolbox' of trade liberalisation, aid, political dialogue, migration policy, and, in extreme cases, the establishment of "protectorates", is, it says, inadequate.
British protectorates such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos have long been favored tax havens for American businesses.
Documents and other materials found in abandoned al-Qaeda training camps around Jalalabad, Afghanistan, connect terror chieftain Osama bin Laden to radical Muslim guerrillas in Bosnia and Kosovo -- provinces of the former Yugoslavia that are now United Nations protectorates.
Since the US is the major emitter of global warming gases, it is ironic that many of these threatened islands are known as "American Protectorates." US filmmaker Andrea Torrice toured the Pacific to film "Rising Waters," an important documentary on climate change that will be broadcast on PBS stations on Earth Day, April 22.
Of all the Spanish overseas territories, perhaps the least known were those protectorates in the western Sahara whose boundaries were the Atlantic Ocean on the west and Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania on the north, east, and south respectively.
Moreover, the notion of preserving Sarajevo and Mostar as international military protectorates or of returning refugees within an ethnically divided region seems implausible.
Peace and human rights activists within the former nation favor the creation of international protectorates, or protected zones, for multi-ethnic communities.