British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 277209, which paragraphs in Chapter VI of the Award of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Tribunal of March 2015 conclude that the 1965 Agreement to the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago was legally binding upon both Mauritius and the United Kingdom.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household, Minister of State

‚ÄčChapter VI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Arbitral Tribunal Award (18 March 2015) considers this issue in detail and makes the relevant conclusions in paragraph 428.

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