St. Maarten and its sister islands have no legal status. | SMN NEWS

prosoualiga05112020PHILIPSBURG:— According to UN Resolution 1541, the United Nations recognizes three models whereby a full measure of self-governance can be attained: independence, free association with an independent state, or integration with an independent state. Any country or territory that has not attained independence, free association or integration with an independent state is considered to be non-self-governing and is subsequently placed on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. Bear in mind that free association, as defined by UN Resolution 1541, requires that there be no external interference by the independent state.

St. Maarten, and its sister islands, have not attained independence, do ...

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