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Legal and environmental barriers to resettlement
Laura Jeffery

storage. Also in December 2010, the Mauritian Government launched a legal action under the compulsory dispute settlement provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Mauritian Government argued firstly that the MPA is incompatible with the 1982 Convention, and secondly that the UK lacked the jurisdiction to create the MPA (since, it claimed, only the Republic Mauritius has the authority to declare an exclusive zone around Chagos). The Mauritian Government further noted its concern that the UK Government’s main intention in creating an MPA appeared to

in Chagos islanders in Mauritius and the UK