Why Chagos should be restored to its rightful owners

Sean Carey has a great piece on The Guardian website about the case for restoring sovereignty of Chagos to its rightful owners:

“The UK has a golden opportunity based on realpolitik, but also by supporting human rights and international law, to restore the Chagos archipelago to its rightful owners: the islanders who once possessed their homes and land by virtue of customary title, and Mauritius from which it was illegally excised.”

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  1. William Vize says:

    Dear Friends,

    I’ve just created a new petition and I hope you will sign it. It’s called: Give the Chagos islanders the right to return home!

    This issue is very important to me, and together we can do something about it! If you sign and then share with your friends and contacts, we’ll soon reach our goal of 100 signatures and build pressure to get the decision we want.

    Click here, or copy and paste to the address bar, to read more about it and sign:
    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Give_the_Chagos_islanders_the_right_to_return_home/?launch

    Campaigns like this always start small, but they grow when people like us get involved. Please take a second right now to help out by signing and passing it on to your friends.

    All I ask is for you to add your name to this worthy cause to keep this issue in the limelight.

    William Vize

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