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Chagossian people return to their home islands and claim Mauritius sovereignty; Foreign Office rejects claim

Tuesday, February 15th 2022 - 09:00 UTC
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Another “invasion” of a British Overseas Territory, peaceful, but which included the flag raising of the disputed islands alleged claimants, plus a presidential message, and the small party dancing of joy for their recovered land? Yes and No. Read full article


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  • Pytangua

    What a difference in the treatment by the British government towards the Chagos Islanders and the Falkland Islanders? Of course, it has nothing to do with racism, has it?

    Feb 15th, 2022 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Yes, it's a pretty shltty treatment the (non-indigient) chagossians received.

    What do you suggest, Pytangua, that the Falkland Islanders shall be treated similarly so two wrongs make a right?

    Feb 15th, 2022 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livepeanuts

    The islands are British and we should stick to the results of the referendum.

    Feb 15th, 2022 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    The Islands are all but uninhabitable. There is no possibility of any ‘return’, never was, that was also part of the reason why they had to leave.

    When the current lease on the US base is up in about 15 years, they will leave, if not before because of the rising sea levels.

    Then the Brits will cede sovereignty of the territory to Mauritius, by which time they will be more ‘rocks/reefs’ than ‘Islands’, so only a 12nm territorial limit, no 200nm EEZ.

    Which is what this is all about as far as Mauritius is concerned.

    Mauritius, whose treatment of the Chagossians has otherwise been appalling, by any standards.

    Feb 15th, 2022 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a case brought by Chagos Islanders claiming the right to return to their home in the Indian Ocean, bringing a long legal battle to a close.
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    The Islanders and Mauritius accepted compensation; the ECHR was the final claim the Islanders could legally make.

    Mauritius itself was barred from bringing suit, by her acquiescence.
    They’re shit right out of luck, they have absolutely no of colour of right. Oh, dear they’ve agreed to a deal, and now want to renege on it tough; it’s well over the benchmark of thirty years, set by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in 1903 Gentini case.

    Feb 16th, 2022 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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