Chagos: a year since UK was ordered out


By Nilanthi Samaranayake*

November 2020 will mark the one-year anniversary when the United Kingdom should have left the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, as ordered by a U.N. General Assembly resolution. In a resounding vote of 116-6 (with 56 abstentions), the resolution announced that the General Assembly “welcomes” the February 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion that found Mauritius was not able to complete its decolonization from the U.K.

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