I Vow to Thee, my Country: International Law and The Chagos Islanders' Quest for Justice

Dr Loveday Hodson will analyse the ICJ's Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Island on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

Date and time: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 (4-6 pm)

Venue: JGR, 164 Fielding Johnson Building

Speaker: Dr Loveday Hodson (Leicester Law School)

Abstract: In this presentation, Dr Loveday Hodson will outline the legal history of the Chagos Archipelago and its inhabitants. This is a lengthy story involving multiple domestic and international courts, from the domestic jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to the Advisory Opinion recently adopted by the International Court of Justice. Adopting a post-colonial lens, she will discuss how the main judicial decisions adopted since the detachment of the archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 to the ruling of the International Court of Justice in 2019 have signally failed to deliver justice to the Chagossians.

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