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United States and Britain in Diego Garcia

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Beschreibung

Diego Garcia is a pivotal US base for all Middle East operations. This book describes its evolution from a secret US-UK bilateral deal in 1966 and the deportation of the native population in the 70s to its new role in Guantanamo-style 'renditions' and the impact of miltary construction on its environment.

"With an invaluable collection of relevant treaties and government documents provided as an addendum, Sand's book is a quintessential work for those interested in acquiring information on the legal basis of the American base on the island." - Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

'...impressive in terms of its empirical research...Sand provides a comprehensive review of the extant literature and archival records on the Chagos Islands, as well as the myriad legal instruments -both domestic and international - that relate to the archipelago.' - African Affairs



Autorentext
PETER H. SAND, formerly legal adviser for the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank, is a lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of Munich, Germany. His earlier publications include Lessons Learned in Global Environmental Governance (1990), Transnational Environmental Law (1997), and over a hundred articles in international legal journals and collections. He has been visiting professor at Duke Law School and at the universities of Paris, Geneva, Addis Ababa, and Helsinki; and he served on the UN Security Council's Compensation Commission for environmental claims arising from the 1991 Gulf War.

Inhalt
Preface History: Empire's Last-Born Colony Human Rights: How To Depopulate An Island Power Politics: Our Ocean Military Secrecy: Public Access Denied Nemesis: Natural Heritage Dredged and Drowned Epilogue: The Lords' Day Appendices

Produktinformationen

Titel: United States and Britain in Diego Garcia
Untertitel: The Future of a Controversial Base
Autor:
EAN: 9780230617094
ISBN: 978-0-230-61709-4
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 210
Gewicht: 406g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T138mm
Jahr: 2009