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Updated On: Saturday, November 18 2017

22 June 2017, New York, USA | South-South News

The General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius before that Indian Ocean island nation's independence in the 1960s. The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 94 in favour to 15 against, with 65 abstentions. The Assembly recalled its 1965 resolution in which it asked the United Kingdom not to dismember the territory of Mauritius ahead of its independence in 1968, and asked the Court whether the decolonization of Mauritius had been carried out in a lawful manner, given the Archipelago's subsequent separation.

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