Islands, Sovereignty and the Right to Return: An Analysis of the Chagos Islands ICJ Advisory Opinion Request

Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies, February 2018

3 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2018

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Constantinos Yiallourides

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Date Written: February 13, 2018

Abstract

Did the UK act illegally in splitting off the Chagos Islands from Mauritius prior to its independence in 1968? On 22 June 2017 Mauritius successfully petitioned the UN to ask the International Court of Justice to consider this question, against the UK’s wishes, but the outcome is rather uncertain. This contribution explains why.

Keywords: Sovereignty, Islands, Right to Return, ICJ, Mauritius, Chagos, Diego Garcia

Suggested Citation

Yiallourides, Constantinos, Islands, Sovereignty and the Right to Return: An Analysis of the Chagos Islands ICJ Advisory Opinion Request (February 13, 2018). Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies, February 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3143922

Constantinos Yiallourides (Contact Author)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) ( email )

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London, WC1B 5JP
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