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

Series Name International Law Cluster
Speaker Loveday Hodson
Type Lectures & Talks
When 20 Nov 2019, 04:00PM - 06:00PM
Venue Jan Grodecki Roon (FJ 164)
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact celi@le.ac.uk

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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