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  • Chagos

    Fifty Years Legal Argument over the Chagos Archipelago

    October 19, 2018

    Since the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, a remnant of the British Empire has been subject of international legal dispute. The two most prominent are the request for an advisory opinion – currently under deliberation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – and secondly the arbitral proceedings under the Law of the Sea Convention. These issues and certain domestic proceedings in the United Kingdom relating to the legal status of the Chagossian people, have been the subject of legal academic research and subsequent publications. A recent addition is titled: “Fifty years of the British Indian Ocean territory: legal perspectives.” This book, produced in response to the 50th anniversary of the British Indian Ocean Territory’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.

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  • Ik val aan… volgt mij…

    June 12, 2013

    Recruitment poster for the Dutch Navy in the context of the “Politionele Acties” in Dutch East Indies.  [I attack, follow me (with these words Rear-Admiral Doorman met the Japanese fleet in 1942). This command applies to you.] Image: Drawing of a proud looking Rear Admiral Doorman against a red, white and blue background, colors of the […]

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  • 2.000.000 ondertekenaars eiden een ander beleid

    2.000.000 ondertekenaars eisen een ander Indië-beleid

    June 12, 2013

    Poster with a petition or call for an other policy for the Dutch East Indies. Image: Text and a broken crown. Orange, green, beige and yellow colored.

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  • What Future for Western Sahara ?

    April 26, 2010

    There is no prospect of resolving the decades-old conflict between Morocco and the Sahrawi independence movement Polisario on the future of Western Sahara. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, came to this conclusion in a gloomy report, dated 6 April 2010, to the Security Council. Ban Ki-moon reported that “it is clear […]

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