June 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The High Court in London ruled Tuesday that the British government acted legally when it set up the Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) in 2010 on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Chagos. In 1965, the UK government severed the Chagos Islands from the colony of Mauritius just three years before freeing ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
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 calls ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Megan McKee
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 ...[read more]
October 23, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A judicial panel of the UK House of Lords Wednesday ruled that the British government acted within its power in denying a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as Chagossians the right to return to an archipelago under British control. The group had challenged a 2004 order prohibiting permanent ...[read more]
May 11, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Bancoult, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs EWHC 1038, UK High Court of Justice, Divisional Court, May 11, 2006. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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