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Legal News
11 Jun 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The High Court in London ruled Tuesday that the British government acted legally when it set up the Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) [official website] in 2010 on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Chagos [CIA backgrounder]. In 1965, the UK government severed the Chagos Islands from the colony of Mauritius … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, New York Civil Liberties Union Legal Fellow, revisits her article on the displacement of the Chagos Islanders by the US and UK. Here, she examines what she argues is the lackluster response of the US to a petition of the plight of the Chagossians and … [read more]


Student Commentary
26 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, is a student attorney at the school's UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Here she discusses the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders from Diego Garcia, and the need for the US to take responsibility for its … [read more]


Legal News
23 Oct 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] A judicial panel of the UK House of Lords [official website] Wednesday ruled [judgment text] that the British government acted within its power in denying a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as Chagossians [advocacy website] the right to return to an archipelago under British control. The group had … [read more]


Legal News
23 May 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The UK Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld [judgment text] a 2006 lower court ruling that a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as the Chagossians [advoacy website; Wikipedia backgrounder] must be allowed to return [JURIST report] to the group of islands comprising their homeland. In dismissing the British government's … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2006
by Greg Sampson

[JURIST] The UK High Court on Thursday ruled [judgment text] that a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as the Chagossians [Wikipedia backgrounder; advocacy website] must be allowed to return to the group of islands from which they were exiled in the 1960s in order to make way for the … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2006
by Greg Sampson

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [PDF opinion] that the federal courts were not authorized to grant compensation to the Chagossians [Wikipedia backgrounder], a group of Indian Ocean islanders forced from their homes in 1963 when the US Department of Defense … [read more]

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