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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story 

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.”

Full story

The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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