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]
July 28, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Human rights group Reprieve announced Tuesday that it is suing the British government over the rendition of Mohammed Saad Iqbal Madni from Indonesia to Egypt, where it says he was tortured. The group alleges that the UK allowed the US rendition flight of Madni to stop on the British island ...[read more]
July 6, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
The UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Sunday called deplorable what it termed false US assurances about rendition flights through the UK Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia and said the failure of the United States Administration to tell the truth resulte... ...[read more]
March 3, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak told AP on Sunday that multiple sources have confirmed that the US detained terror suspects at the US military base on the British island of Diego Garcia between 2002 and 2003, a claim which the US has previously denied. According to Nowak, his ...[read more]
February 21, 2008
by Brett Murphy
UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs David Miliband said Thursday that two US planes landed on the UK territory of Diego Garcia in 2002 to refuel during extraordinary rendition flights. Miliband apologized for previously denying that such stops had been made, saying that: ...[read more]
October 19, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
UK lawmakers will investigate whether the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has secretly held terror suspects on a sovereign British territory in the Indian Ocean, the Guardian reported Friday. The House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee will look into the long-standing allegations of int... ...[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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