Clameur de Haro
Among the old laws of the Channel Islands is the old Norman custom of the Clameur de Haro. Using this legal device, a person can obtain immediate cessation of any action he considers to be an infringement of his rights. At the scene, he must, in front of witnesses, recite the Lord's Prayer in French and cry out "Haro, Haro, Haro! À mon aide mon Prince, on me fait tort!" ("Haro, Haro, Haro! To my aid, my Prince! I am being wronged!"). It should then be registered with the Greffe Office within 24 hours. All actions against the person must then cease until the matter is heard by the Court. The last Clameur recorded on Sark was raised in June 1970 to prevent the construction of a garden wall. The last Clameur de Haro was in fact in 1989 when Paul Armogie, Stocks Hotel, performed one in the patch of land alongside the hotel where John Cubbins was having a property built. On the first dig of the JCB he successfully halted the work which was subsequently stopped until the end of that summer season when it began again..