The United Nations’ highest court on Monday called Britain’s claim of sovereignty over the Chagos Islands “illegal” and urged London to “decolonize” the remote archipelago — which is home to one of the most important US overseas military bases — by returning the islands to Mauritius. In a 13-1 vote, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in […]
A long-awaited judgment delivered by the Supreme Court yesterday, has failed to find that the removal by the UK government of the Chagossians from their island home in the Indian Ocean was illegal. ‘We are very disappointed that despite significant evidence in their favour, the Chagossians have again been denied justice. We call upon the […]
Let Us Return is a short documentary told by the Chagos Islanders about their expulsion from their homeland and their fight to return home. Between the late 1960’s and the early 1970’s the entire Chagos Archipelago was cleared of its native population by the British Government so the American Navy could build a base on […]
“I had two dogs. They were my companions. During low tides they would catch fish and retrieve them to me on the shore. My heart still hurts when I remember the day they took the dogs from us to put in the incinerator. We were afraid and convinced that we could have the same fate […]
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