Mauritius calls for United Kingdom to end “illegal occupation” of Chagos Islands
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravin Jugnauth, demanded that the United Tribunal for the Sea (Itolo) on Thursday ratify the sovereignty of the first country over the archipelago, with the United Kingdom ending the “illegal occupation” of the Chagos Islands. , In a conflict considered similar to Malvinas.
According to one of its eight members, Italos ruled that it had jurisdiction to resolve a maritime border dispute between Mauritius and the Maldives — including the contiguous waters of Chaos — and to consider the United Kingdom as Maldives rejected the claim. In the “unavoidable third party” case, according to the text of the rule, the court published on its website.
Jugnauth confirmed shortly after sentencing that “the decision of the Italo special chamber is clear and unequaled: Mauritius is sovereign over the Chagos Islands.”
“The United Kingdom must now fully abide by international law: it must immediately cease its illegal occupation of the Chagos archipelago, which the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and now Italos specifically set within Mauritius’ sovereignty is”, He insisted, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.
The Premier recalled that “in a few days, the United Kingdom would assume the presidency of the Security Council (United Nations)”, and demanded that it “declare, during its presidency, that it would comply with international law.”
Juganuth insisted that the end of the British occupation of Chagos “has no implication for a US military base at Diego Garcia (one of the islands of the archipelago), which Mauricio promised to maintain.”
However, London again ignored the claim following the publication of the Igloos regime.
“Britain has no doubt of our sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Region (BIOT), which has been under continued British sovereignty since 1814; Mauritius never had sovereignty over the BIOT and Britain does not recognize its claim.According to the BBC.
In mid-2019, the opinion of an ICJ advisor supported by the United Nations General Assembly stated that the United Kingdom violated international law while retaining its hold on the Chagos Islands.
After the United Kingdom ignored those opinions, Mauritio completed today – in Italos to resolve its dispute with the Maldives – to bolster its arguments against the British state.
The Chagas archipelago is the lynchpin of a pending dispute over Britain’s decision to secede from Mauritius in 1965, to establish a joint military base in Diego Garcia, the largest of more than 50 islands with the United States.
Expelled from the island by Chagossian, who had been campaigning for his return for 40 years, he condemned London’s “double standard”, which defends Malvinas Kelpers’ right to self-determination but deprives him of this right is.
At the United Nations General Assembly, 116 countries, including Argentina, voted in 2019 in favor of a non-binding resolution based on the ICJ’s opinion, which was submitted by African countries and which “withdrew its colonial administration” from the United Kingdom It was requested. Chagos Islands within a period of six months.
Only six of the 193 assembly-making nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States, voted against the measure, co-sponsored by Argentina, while 56 others, including Canada, France and Germany, withheld, and 15 did not vote.
Successive Argentine governments compare the issue of the Chougs with the Malvos.