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Chagos Islanders

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the European Court of Human Rights' suggestion that there should be an out-of-court settlement concerning the future of the Chagos Islanders. [HL4411]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead)

The Government have been invited by the European Court of Human Rights to submit written observations on the admissibility and merits of the application by the Chagos Islanders and to inform the registry of the Government's position concerning a friendly settlement by 17 July 2009. The Government expect to meet that deadline.