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 23, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The UK Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a 2006 lower court ruling that a group of Indian Ocean islanders known as the Chagossians must be allowed to return to the group of islands comprising their homeland. In dismissing the British government's appeal, the court said that the government had ne... ...[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]
May 11, 2006
by Greg Sampson
The UK High Court on Thursday ruled 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. Overall roughly 2,000 Chagossians were removed after ...[read more]
April 22, 2006
by Zach Sparer
Bancoult v. McNamara, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, April 21, 2006. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
April 22, 2006
by Greg Sampson
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday ruled that the federal courts were not authorized to grant compensation to the Chagossians, a group of Indian Ocean islanders forced from their homes in 1963 when the US Department of Defense cleared the island of Diego Garcia to develop a US ...[read more]

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