Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Responsibility And Redress: The Chagossian Litigationin The English Courts

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the legal challenges brought against the UK government in the English courts to establish legal responsibility and redress for the expulsion and/or exclusion of the Chagossian people from the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT ) to Mauritius and the Seychelles. In particular, it investigates the public law proceedings - the Bancoult litigation - which challenged the validity of the legislation denying the Chagossians right of abode in the outer Chagos islands. The chapter also discusses attempts made to secure compensation for a number of private law wrongs perpetrated by the UK government in connection with the process of exiling Chagossian people. The Chagossian litigation invites normative analysis from a number of different legal perspectives, not least that of public international law. The current chapter has a narrower, technical aim of analysing the legal issues in the above-mentioned cases and considering their legal ramifications for Chagossians and for English law in general.

Keywords: British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT ); Chagossian Litigation; English Courts; mauritius; seychelles; UK government



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Eviction from the Chagos Islands — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation