Supreme Court grants permission in Chagos Islands litigation

Supreme Court grants permission in Chagos Islands litigation


CategoryNews Author Nigel Pleming QC, Richard Wald Date

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s judgment in R (Bancoult (No 3)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] EWCA Civ 708 The appeal concerns the Government’s decision to ban fishing around the Chagos Islands and to establish a Marine Protected Area there.  Whilst the Court of Appeal found against Mr Bancoult, it also held that a Wikileak Cable showing a communication between the US London Embassy and the US Government was admissible.

Mr Bancoult is represented by Nigel Pleming QC, Richard Wald and Stephen Kosmin


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