UN Court Asks Britain to Leave Mauritius Archipelago

The International Court of Justice has ruled that the United Kingdom is "under an obligation" to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago "as rapidly as possible". The Chagos Islands were retained by the United Kingdom during negotiations over independence for the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The islands have since been used for defence purposes by the UK and the U.S., which established a military base on the island of Diego Garcia.

Map of the Chagos Archipelago in Mauritius


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