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Stephen Allen: The Chagos Islanders and International Law

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  1. Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, adopted by the UNGA on 14 December 1960 at its fifteenth session, UN Doc A/RES/1514.

  2. David Vine, Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2011).

  3. R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2001] QB 1067 (UK).

  4. R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs UKHL 61 (UK).

  5. See In the matter of the Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration before an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Mauritius v UK), PCA Case No 2011–3, Award, 18 March 2015.

  6. Paragraph 6 of the Colonial Declaration provides that ‘Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations’.

  7. See paragraph 5 of the Colonial Declaration.

  8. Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by the UNGA 24 October 1970 in UN Doc A/RES/2625.

  9. See Dissenting and Concurring Opinion of Judge James Kateka and Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, In the matter of the Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration before an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Mauritius v UK), PCA Case No 2011–3, Award, 18 March 2015 (Professor Ivan Shearer (President), Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC, Judge Albert Hoffmann, Judge James Kateka, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum) 17–20.

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Kattan, V. Stephen Allen: The Chagos Islanders and International Law. Indian Journal of International Law 55, 583–589 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40901-016-0031-6

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