population. The British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory andSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands also have no permanentsettled populations.
In conjunction with Overseas Territories¶ governments we are continuing toreviewand modernise the constitutions of the Overseas Territories. AllTerritory constitutions agreed by the Government since 1999 include a Bill of Rights, including a non-discrimination clause that reflects at a minimum theEuropean Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant onCivil and Political Rights.In March the Pitcairn Islands¶ new constitution came into force. This enshrinedhuman rights for the first time; provided for an attorney-general; affirmed theauthority of the Island Council; updated the role of the governor; and broughtthe judicial system into the constitution. In October, following agreement withthe government of Montserrat, a new constitution order was made which isscheduled to come into force in 2011. It also contains an updated Bill of Rights. This is an important improvement on the outdated 1989 constitution,and will offer a sound basis for human rights and good government inMontserrat. The present government of Anguilla had not, by the end of 2010,made a formal request to renegotiate its constitution but the UK Governmentstands ready should it choose to do so.During 2010 we worked with the Department for International Development(DFID) on a number of projects to promote human rights in the OverseasTerritories. These included a DFID-funded £1 million project run by theCommonwealth Foundation to help both governments and civil society reali sethe rights set out in the new or revised constitutions. The project aims to buildthe capacity of governments, national institutions and civil society to addresshuman rights issues and to strengthen human rights reporting and monitoringarrangements. The project organised human rights training workshops inAnguilla, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Ascension and the