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We consider the severity and impact of the violation under international human rights law and/or international environmental law, with the aim of taking on precedent-setting cases that will bring about meaningful social change.
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Impact of our work - CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO
REDRESSING THE RIGHTS OF A DISPLACED INDIGENOUS POPULATION – CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO, INDIAN OCEAN
Since its inception, one of our team have dedicated itself to assisting the Chagos Islanders. Their case is about the unlawful deportation by the United States and British Government of an indigenous population, from their homeland, the Chagos Archipelagos (also known as the British Indian Ocean Territory or “BIOT”), in the late 1960s to make way for the U.S. Naval Military Base of Diego Garcia on the main island of the Archipelago.
Over the decades, the Chagossian people have suffered judicial whiplash in a series of appeals; initially favorable court decisions, then shocking reversals and legal subterfuge.
For example, after a landmark judicial review judgment favoring an appeal by the Chagossians, in 2004 the British Government re-introduced the ban of the Chagossian people on the Chagos Islands through a Royal Prerogative that is immune to judicial review. In 2006, the High Court unanimously ruled in favor of the islanders, which was overturned by the House of Lords in August 2008.
The case filed in the United States judicial courts were dismissed when the courts decided that they have no judicial power to review the decisions of the Department of Defense to establish naval bases anywhere it pleased. To this day, no government has ever been held accountable for the appalling treatment of the Chagos Islanders.
For both litigation and advocacy efforts, we work on a number of international and regional platforms:
- We have collaborated with U.K. barristers in filing an application of Judicial Review at the High Court in the United Kingdom challenging the Government for unlawfully declaring the Chagos Islands a marine protected area in April 2010.
- We have assisted Clifford Chance LLP in filing a petition at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), claiming for their right to return to their islands and for compensatory damages for the harms suffered.
We have worked with Greenpeace International on the issue of the marine protected area and the closely related human rights and environmental issues.
- We have engaged in discussions with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and looks into all matters to do with feasibility studies and the resettlement of the islanders.
- We have mobilized leading distinguished people in law, government and human rights who lend themselves to the Chagossian campaign, including Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz, Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, French Members of Parliament, the Mauritian Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, African National Congress delegates, EU-ACP Parliamentarians and other diplomats.