Archive for the 'Chagos Islands' Category

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) – WLR Daily

R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) [2008] UKHL 61; [2008] WLR (D) 322

“Prerogative orders in council which prevented the unrestricted return of Chagos Islanders to their homeland were not unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Regina (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2)

House of Lords

“Prerogative orders made by the Queen in Council which prevented the unrestricted return of Chagos Islanders to their homeland were not unlawful.”

The Times, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Chagos islanders lose battle to return – The Guardian

“Chagos islanders evicted by the British government in the 1970s today lost their long-running battle to return to the Indian Ocean archipelago.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chagos exiles ruling overturned – BBC News

“Exiled residents of the Chagos Islands have had the right to return to their Indian Ocean homeland overturned by the House of Lords.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Day of judgment in the Lords for evicted Chagos islanders – The Guardian

“The long-running legal battle between the British government and the Chagos islanders over their eviction from their homes in the Indian Ocean nearly 40 years ago will reach its conclusion in the House of Lords this morning.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Lords to decide if Chagos Islanders can return home – Daily Telegraph

“The Law Lords are expected to decide on an appeal to stop exiled Chagos islanders returning home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chagos Islands exiles fight again for right to return – The Times

“Descendants of slaves transported to pick coconuts on a tropical plantation asked the House of Lords yesterday for the right to return to their homeland.”

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The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law lords hold key to islanders’ dream of return to paradise – The Guardian

“Legal challenge may end 40 years of exile from Diego Garcia.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Evicted Chagos islanders get blueprint for a longed-for future – The Guardian

“It is nearly 40 years since the Chagos islanders were evicted by the British government from their Indian Ocean home, but the legal battle aimed at giving them the right to return is still continuing.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chagos families making visit home – BBC News

“A group of Chagos Islanders forced into exile by the British government to make way for a US military base, are to make a return visit home.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chagos islanders demand compensation from Britain – Reuters

“Indian Ocean islanders expelled from the Chagos archipelago more than 40 years ago want Britain to pay damages, their leader said on Sunday.”

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Reuters, 3rd June 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

Regina (Bancoult) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No. 2) – Times Law Reports

Abuse of executive power over Chagos Islanders

Regina (Bancoult) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No. 2)

Court of Appeal

“The use of orders in council to frustrate a ruling of the court in order to prevent the return of Chagos Islanders to their homeland was an unlawful abuse of power by the executive government.”

The Times, 31st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R (Bancoult) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No. 2) – WLR Daily

R (Bancoult) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No. 2) [2007] EWCA Civ 498

“The British Indian Ocean Territory (Constitution) Order 2004 and the British Indian Ocean Territory (Immigration) Order 2004 were amenable to judicial review and were an abuse of power in that they frustrated the legitimate expectation of the islanders to be allowed to return to the Chagos Islands.”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Chagos islanders win legal battle to return home – The Independent

“Families expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British Government to make way for the Diego Garcia US airbase today won their legal battle to return home.”

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The Independent, 23rd May 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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