This chapter summarizes the findings of this book as to the reasons for the emergence of bills of rights in Britain's overseas territories between 1950 and 1962. It draws together the findings in each of the previous chapters and addresses the following questions: What caused the British Government to change its policy from opposing to imposing bills of rights in colonial constitutions? Did the pressure for change come from within the Colonial Office, from the dependencies themselves, or from external sources? What were each group's motivations for seeking a bill of rights? Was the new policy the result of events in one dependency or a group of dependencies? And if it was the latter, how did events in each dependency contribute to the policy development?
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