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Papanicolopulu, Irini and Burri, Thomas (2021) 'Human Rights and the Chagos Advisory Opinion.' In: Burri, Thomas and Trinidad, Jamie, (eds.), The International Court of Justice and Decolonisation. New Directions from the Chagos Advisory Opinion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 187-206.

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The Advisory Opinion rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 case1 constitutes a further piece of a complex jigsaw which we will refer to broadly as the Chagos case. It relates to a group of small islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean (the Chagos Archipelago); its former inhabitants (the Chagossians); the United Kingdom, which today administers the Archipelago under the designation ‘British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)’; Mauritius, which claims the Archipelago as part of its own territory; the United States, which operates a military basis in Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Archipelago; and a number of other actors, including states like the Seychelles and the Maldives, and the African Union (AU).

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9781108810203
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Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2024 07:44

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