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1151459
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property uin 3686 more like this
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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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less than 2019-10-30T17:00:44.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:00:44.957Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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1566
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1151460
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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25259
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 steps he is taking to meet the six-month deadline set by 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
star this property uin 3687 more like this
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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 3686 more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T17:00:45.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:00:45.003Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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1566
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1151462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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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25259
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, whether he plans to hold discussions with his Mauritian counterpart on proposals for co-management of the British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski remove filter
star this property uin 3689 more like this
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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>We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has been under continuous British sovereignty since 1814. The United Kingdom remains committed to implementing the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Arbitral Award of 2015. In line with the Award we will continue to approach discussions with Mauritius with an open mind about the best way to meet our obligations under the Award and to ensure proper conservation management of this unique marine environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T17:03:20.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:03:20.543Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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1566
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1151463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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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25259
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 the Government’s policy is on claims the Maldives have made on the seabed around the British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski remove filter
star this property uin 3690 more like this
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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>We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has been under continuous British sovereignty since 1814. As communicated to the UN Secretary-General at the time the Government considers that the submission of the Republic of the Maldives to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf of 28 July 2010 does not take into full account the 200 nautical mile Fisheries and Environment Zones of the British Indian Ocean Territory, both of which themselves respect boundaries agreed with the Maldives at a technical level. The United Kingdom is fully committed to formalising these boundaries with the Maldives at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T17:05:18.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:05:18.207Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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1566
star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1151465
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British Overseas Territories citizenship will be granted to individuals descended from Chagossians born in the British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski remove filter
star this property uin 3692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>People born in the British Indian Ocean Territory acquired British overseas territories citizenship by birth. Their children (the second generation, who were born elsewhere) will therefore have become citizens by descent.</p><p>Under British Nationality law citizenship is normally only passed on to one generation born abroad. This means that grandchildren of resettled Chagossians (the third generation) do not have an automatic claim to British overseas territories citizenship.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T12:12:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T12:12:41.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this