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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the legal implications of the UN resolution on the future of the Chagos Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The UN General Assembly (GA) resolution relates to an Advisory Opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Neither the ICJ Advisory Opinion nor the UN GA resolution are legally binding. Mauritius has never held sovereignty over BIOT and we do not recognise its claim. We have, however, made a long-standing commitment to cede sovereignty of the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. The British Government remains concerned that the referral to the ICJ contravened the principle that the Court should not consider bilateral disputes without the consent of both States concerned. It is notable in this context that in the UN GA, nearly 80 member states did not vote in favour of the resolution. The Government has considered the content of the Opinion carefully, however we do not share the Court’s approach. Any action in the UN GA that seeks to cut across a bilateral dispute by specifying how or when a non-binding Advisory Opinion might be implemented should be of concern to all Member States.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3687 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this