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Case name Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v. United Kingdom)
Case description

Pursuant to Article 287 and Annex VII, Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, on 20 December 2010 the Republic of Mauritius instituted arbitral proceedings concerning the establishment by the United Kingdom of a Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acted as Registry in this arbitration.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) The Republic of Mauritius ( State )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2011-03
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Concluded
Type of case Inter-state arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector - Other -
Rules used in arbitral proceedings - Other -
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Multilateral treaty
Treaty: UNCLOS

Language of Proceeding
Seat of Arbitration (by Country)
Arbitrator(s)

Professor Ivan Shearer (President)
Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC
Judge Albert Hoffmann
Judge James Kateka
Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Agent

Mr. Dheerendra Kumar Dabee SC

Solicitor-General of Mauritius

 

Deputy Agent

Ms. Aruna Devi Narain

Parliamentary Counsel

 

Counsel

Professor James Crawford AC, SC, FBA

University of Cambridge

 

Professor Philippe Sands QC

Ms. Alison Macdonald

Matrix Chambers

 

Mr. Paul S. Reichler

Mr. Andrew Loewenstein

Foley Hoag LLP

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Agent

Ms. Alice Lacourt

Legal Counsellor

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Replacing Mr. Christopher A. Whomersley CMG

Deputy Legal Adviser

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Deputy Agent

Ms. Nicola Smith

Assistant Legal Adviser

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Replacing  Ms. Margaret Purdasy

Assistant Legal Adviser

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Counsel

The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC, MP

Her Majesty's Attorney General

 

Professor Alan Boyle

University of Edingurgh and Essex Court Chambers

 

Ms. Penelope Nevill

20 Essex Street Chambers


Ms. Amy Sander

Essex Court Chambers

 

Sir Michael Wood KCMG

20 Essex Street Chambers

 

Mr. Samuel Wordsworth QC

Essex Court Chambers

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 5
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 20-12-2010
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy] 18-03-2015  
Length of Proceedings More than 4 years
Additional notes
Attachments Award or other decision
18-03-2015  English
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Notice of Arbitration
20-12-2010  English

Other
01-12-2011  English

Press Release
22-01-2013  English
16-05-2014  English
19-03-2015  English

Procedural Order
29-03-2012  English
13-12-2012  English
15-01-2013  English

Transcript/Minutes
11-01-2013  English
22-04-2014  English
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30-04-2014  English
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Written submission
01-08-2012  English
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31-10-2012  English
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21-11-2012  English
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Image
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