26 Feb 2019

World Court rules Britain unlawful in Chagos Islands case

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 26 February 2019

The World Court has today ruled in favour of Mauritius in a colonial-era dispute over the Chagos Islands, saying Britain's handling of the island's administration and the displacement of islanders from the Indian Ocean archipelago had been unlawful. After gaining the islands in the early 1970s, Britain evicted almost 2,000 residents to make way for the US military base on the island of Diego Garcia. Correspondent Anna Holligan joins us from The Hague.