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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 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 he has made of the merits of the statement by the Prime Minister of Mauritius at the UN general Assembly on 22 May 2019 that the eviction of the population of the Chagos Islands by the UK Government was akin to a crime against humanity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady remove filter
star this property uin 262406 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not accept this characterisation of events. Mauritius has not previously described matters in this way. Nor has this description been used by either the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its Advisory Opinion, or the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Tribunal members in the Award in respect of the circumstances of the removal of Chagossians.</p><p>The UK has expressed sincere regret about the manner in which Chagossians were removed from British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) in the 1960s and 1970s.</p><p>The Government has committed £40 million for Chagossians who are now living elsewhere – to provide employment support, English language training and projects to help preserve their heritage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:10:47.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property house id 1 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, if he will publish a response to EDM 2425 entitled UN Condemnation of UK occupation of the Chagos Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady remove filter
star this property uin 259287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>As set out in Written Ministerial Statement - HCWS1528 of 30 April and in the statement by the UK Permanent Representative at UNGA on 23 May, we were disappointed that this matter was referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and UN General Assembly. An Advisory Opinion of the ICJ is advice provided to the United Nations General Assembly at its request; it is not a legally binding judgment. The Government has considered the content of the Opinion carefully, but we do not share the Court's approach. The basic principle that the ICJ should not consider bilateral sovereignty disputes without the consent of both states concerned has been circumvented and this could have wide-reaching implications for all UN member states.</p><p>With regard to Chagossians we are continuing our work to design a support package worth approximately £40m, to improve Chagossian livelihoods in the communities in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the UK where they now live.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:34:05.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:34:05.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this