The opinion, issued in The Hague by the court's majority, said that the decolonisation of Mauritius 'was not lawfully completed' when it attained independence, because Britain carved away the Chagos Archipelago
from Mauritius and retained control of it.
Interestingly, in a televised interview [Channel 4 News, UK , 23rd of May 2019] The President Of The Chagos Islands Council said Chagossians, living in the UK, would prefer that The Chagos Archipelago
remains a British Overseas Territory.
Judges ruled "the United Kingdom has an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago
as rapidly as possible, and that all Member States must co-operate with the United Nations to complete the decolonization of Mauritius."
The United Kingdom's continued administration of the Chagos Archipelago
constitutes a wrongful act," chief judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said.The United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring an end to its administration of the Chagos Archipelago
as rapidly as possible, thereby allowing Mauritius to complete the decolonisation of its territory.
In a statement, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said: "Court is of opinion that the UK is under obligation to bring to an end its administration of Chagos Archipelago
as rapidly as possible and that all member states are under obligation to cooperate with UN to complete decolonisation of Mauritius."
One of the microphones, called HA08s, is currently being held at Diego Gracia, a US bomber base in Chagos Archipelago
The territory comprises seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago
Among their topics are the constitution at 50; genealogies of a miracle: a historical anthropology of the Mauritian export processing zone; transcending intersectional identities: the establishment of the women's movement in post-colonial Mauritius; young people living multiculturalism in contemporary Mauritius; and Mauritian independence, the sacrifice of the Chagos Archipelago
, and the suffering of the Chagos Islanders.
The Chagos Archipelago
provided a large-scale natural
The remote and protected reefs of the Chagos Archipelago
in the central Indian Ocean experienced 90% mortality in shallow waters in the severe warming event of 1998.
One of 55 islands that make up the Chagos Archipelago
in the British Indian Ocean Territory, Diego Garcia is at the tip of the spear with NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Site Diego Garcia playing an important role in logistics services and oversight of the large base operating support (BOS) contract.