Chagos islanders right of return ruling [UK HC]

Bancoult, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs [2006] EWHC 1038, UK High Court of Justice, Divisional Court, May 11, 2006 [ruling that a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as the Chagossians 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 Diego Garcia naval base]. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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