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  • Fifty Years Legal Argument over the Chagos Archipelago

    octobre 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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  • Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Obituary (1928-2017)

    février 13, 2017

    Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, who has died aged 88, was professor emeritus of International Law at Cambridge University, a fellow of Trinity College and founder of the Lauterpacht Center for International Law. Throughout his legal career, he was known for taking on challenging cases that broke new ground.

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