Chagos Islands: UK refusal to hand back archipelago disregards international law and echoes era of colonialism

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A nation’s military and geo-strategic interests cannot, under international law, prevail over the sovereign rights of other states.

  • Elena Katselli
  • The Conversation

State sovereignty, self-determination and decolonisation are fundamental legal principles the UK should honour as it refuses, despite widespread international condemnation, to hand back control of the Chagos Islands in the…

Indeed, Britain’s expressed policy that it will protect its interests at any cost, even at the expense of international law and fundamental human rights, has unwelcome echoes of colonialism and discrimination that should have no place in the…

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