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Supreme Court rejects Chagos challenge, but admits Wikileaks cable (R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Supreme Court rejects Chagos challenge, but admits Wikileaks cable (R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
Published on: 19 February 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court rejects Chagos challenge, but admits Wikileaks cable (R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • Admissibility
  • Improper motive
  • Non-disclosure

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Richard Wald, of 39 Essex Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s decision that although the appellant representative of residents removed from the Chagos Islands by the UK government could use, in cross-examination or evidence, a communication sent by the US Embassy in London and released by Wikileaks, his challenge to the respondent’s decision to ban the residents from fishing in the area had to be dismissed. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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