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May 31, 2019

The UK and US governments suffered what The Guardian called a "crushing" defeat and a "spectacular" diplomatic failure when the UN General Assembly voted 116-6 in support of the International Court of Justice ruling that Mauritius, not Britain, is the lawful sovereign...

May 14, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the Theresa May government's decision to ignore the February ruling of the International Court of Justice. In a public letter, he wrote that the "government appears ready to disregard international law and ignore a ruling of the internationa...

February 25, 2019

Huge news! The International Court of Justice has ruled that the UK unlawfully separated the Chagos islands from Mauritius during the decolonization process when Mauritius won its independence. The Court has directed the UK to "bring an end" to its rule over Chagos "as...

November 5, 2018

Happy Chagos Day!

Chagos Day was November 3rd, and we wanted to use it as an opportunity to provide some important updates about the Chagossian struggle. There have been some major developments and there are likely to be more in the next six months….
1. International...

August 15, 2018


Great story by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at the LA Times about the Chagossians and their upcoming case before the International Court of Justice: http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-britain-us-diego-garcia-20180814-story.html

July 18, 2018

More good coverage of the Chagossians struggling to prevent their deportation from the UK: https://newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2018/07/16/diego-garcia-second-exile

June 26, 2018

The US is not the only country cruel enough to separate children from their parents. Many Chagossian children and grandchildren will soon be at risk of another deportation--this time from the UK--unless they can pay 10,000 GB pounds to get UK citizenship like their par...

June 6, 2018

The upcoming International Court of Justice case in which Mauritius is challenging Britain's sovereignty over Diego Garcia and the Chagos Archipelago may offer an opportunity for the ICJ judges to rule that Chagossians have the right to self-determination as the indige...

May 16, 2018

Chagossians born in exile who are now in Britain me be deported by the UK government unless they can pay thousands of pounds to ensure their continued residency. The MP who represents most Chagossians and others are rallying with Chagossians to prevent another expulsio...

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"Crushing" Defeat for UK (and US) at United Nations

May 31, 2019