The World of Small States

Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory

Legal Perspectives

Editors: Allen, Stephen, Monaghan, Chris (Eds.)

  • Explores a range of legal issues that touch on the British Indian Ocean Territory
    Explores the relationship between environmental considerations and human rights issues
    Considers the impact on indigenous cultures

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This book offers a detailed account of the legal issues concerning the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands) by leading experts in the field. It examines the broader significance of the ongoing Bancoult litigation in the UK Courts, the Chagos Islanders' petition to the European Court of Human Rights and Mauritius' successful challenge, under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, to the UK government's creation of a Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago. This book, produced in response to the 50th anniversary of the BIOT's founding, also assesses the impact of the decisions taken in respect of the Territory against a wider background of decolonization while addressing important questions about the lawfulness of maintaining Overseas Territories in the post-colonial era.The chapter ‘Anachronistic As Colonial Remnants May Be...’ - Locating the Rights of the Chagos Islanders As A Case Study of the Operation of Human Rights Law in Colonial Territories is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Allen, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Justifying Bancoult (No 2): Why Justice Hercules Must Sometimes Disappoint Us

    Lakin, Stuart

    Pages 9-41

  • Environmental Protection v the Right of Abode: A Case-Study in the Misuse of Power

    Tomkins, Adam

    Pages 43-54

  • How Public Law Has Not Been Able to Provide the Chagossians with a Remedy

    Gifford, Richard

    Pages 55-84

  • The Subject as a Civic Ghost: Law, Dominion, and Empire in the Chagos Litigation

    Arvind, T. T.

    Pages 85-110

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78541-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78540-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory
Book Subtitle
Legal Perspectives
Editors
  • Stephen Allen
  • Chris Monaghan
Series Title
The World of Small States
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78541-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78541-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78540-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 381
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