Courtroom Jenny Lind Building, Farrier St, Worcester WR1 3BB

A close up picture of the crest in the University of Worcester law Court

This Event is part of the School of Law Research Seminar Series.

The Panel for this event comprises of:

Dr Sue Farran (Newcastle University)

David Snoxell (Former UK High Commissioner to Mauritius)

Dr Jamie Trinidad (University of Cambridge)

Chris Monaghan (University of Worcester)

Bringing together experts on the Chagos Islands litigation, this event will explore the background to the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1965, the subsequent removal of the islands indigenous population and the use of litigation by the Chagossians and Mauritius to challenge the actions of the United Kingdom. The panel discussion will consider the decisions of the UK supreme Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice.

Dr Sue Farran is a Reader in Law at Newcastle University. She has written extensively on the rights of indigenous people and human rights. Dr Farran co-edited The Plural Practice of Adoption in Pacific Island States (Springer 2019).

David Snoxell was the UK High Commissioner to Mauritius and the UK Ambassador to Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. He is currently the co-ordinator of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Chagos Islands.

Dr Jamie Trinidad Is a Fellow and Tutor at Wolfson College in the University of Cambridge. He is a practising barrister and has written a monograph on self-determination: Self-Determination in Disputed Colonial Territories (Cambridge University Press 2019).

Chris Monaghan is a senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. He has co-edited Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory (Springer 2019).

To attend this event please contact Chris Monaghan on tel: 01905 542884 or email: