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British Indian Ocean Territory Transnational Issues 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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British Indian Ocean Territory Transnational Issues 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Disputes - international:
Mauritius claims the Chagos Archipelago including Diego Garcia; in 2001, the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago, evicted in 1967 and 1973 and now residing chiefly in Mauritius, were granted UK citizenship and the right to repatriation; in May 2007, the UK Court of Appeals upheld the May 2006 High Court of London judgment reversing the UK government's 2004 Orders of Council that banned habitation on the islands; a small group of Chagossians visited Diego Garcia in April 2006; repatriation is complicated by the exclusive US military lease of Diego Garcia that restricts access to the largest viable island in the chain


NOTE: The information regarding British Indian Ocean Territory on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of British Indian Ocean Territory Transnational Issues 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Indian Ocean Territory Transnational Issues 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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