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  • David Vine

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

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 in the Chagos islands and that the Chagossians should be allowed to go home. The General Assembly vote gave the UK 6 months to return sovereignty to Mauritius. Lots of media coverage. Here's the New York Times:

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