This one-day conference The Chagos Litigation: A Socio-Legal Dialogue will bring together academics and legal practitioners to explore the landmark significance of the Chagos litigation from a number of distinct and interconnected perspectives. The Chagos litigation refers to the cases brought by the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago and the Republic of Mauritius against the United Kingdom. The claim by Mauritius concerns the sovereignty of the Chagos Archipelago and is currently before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The cases brought by the former inhabitants were concerned with inter alia the decision to remove and prevent their return to the Chagos Archipelago. The conference aims to facilitate a dialogue that brings together academics and legal practitioners who are interested in the different aspects of the Chagos litigation and the wider issues that emanate from this litigation, in order to address these issues from a socio-legal perspective. The conference is hosted by the School of Law and the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Group at the University of Greenwich.
Keynote: Professor Philippe Sands QC, a leading international lawyer and expert on the Chagos litigation, will be delivering the keynote address.
Conference Themes: Papers may be on any aspect of the Chagos litigation, including the constitutional and human rights implications, judicial decision-making, domestic administrative law, legal history, and international law. Papers may be on one particular aspect or alternatively may seek to address broader themes. The conference is free to attend for both presenters and delegates.
Further Information: Bookings for delegates will be opened in May 2015. If you would like any further information please contact the conference organiser Chris Monaghan at email@example.com