R (on the application of Hoareau and another) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Constitutional law – Overseas territory. The claimant Chagossian and founder of the Chagos Refugee Group failed in their challenges to the defendant Secretary of State's decision not to support resettlement of Chagossians to the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and to provide a support package of approximately £40m over ten years for Chagossians living outside the BIOT. The Divisional Court further rejected their challenge to the Secretary of State's (implicit) decision not to remove the statutory and constitutional bar on the Chagossians' right of abode in the BIOT.

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