Environmental protection v the right of abode: a case-study in the misuse of power

Tomkins, A. (2018) Environmental protection v the right of abode: a case-study in the misuse of power. In: Allen, S. and Monaghan, C. (eds.) Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Perspectives. Series: World of small states (4). Springer: Cham, pp. 43-54. ISBN 9783319785400 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78541-7_3)

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Abstract

The Chagossian people were illegally exiled from their homeland in the 1960s and 1970s. This paper argues that the decision of the UK Government in 2010 to establish a no-take marine protected area covering most of the Chagos archipelago was taken, at least in part, to ensure that the islands remained de-populated, and that, despite court rulings to the contrary, on a proper analysis this decision was likewise unlawful.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tomkins, Professor Adam
Authors: Tomkins, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783319785400
Published Online:31 May 2018

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