The Chagos Islands Litigation: Is the Royal Prerogative Unlimited?
This is a talk about the ongoing litigation to try to get a remedy for the Chagos Islanders who were removed from the Chagos Archipelago by the British Government in the 1970s to establish a US naval base. It focuses on the judicial review proceedings R(Bancoult) v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The principal legal issues concern the reviewability of the royal prerogative and the application of human rights and international law standards extra-territorially.
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