Islanders expelled from Indian Ocean home argue that UK decided to create protected area to stop them returning

Chagos Islanders expelled decades ago from their homes on the Indian Ocean archipelago by the UK have taken their case to the supreme court.

Opening a fresh legal challenge to restore the rights of the exiled islanders, Nigel Pleming QC said that a United Nations vote last week signalled a significant shift in international opinion on the dispute and that there was increasing pressure on the UK to allow native Chagossians to return to their homes.

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