What was the Chagos Islands Case?
In the 1960s, the establishment of the Chagos MPA in the British Indian Ocean Territory resulted in the eviction of the residents to other islands and the UK of the archipelago. The inhabitants were given compensation in the 70s for their move. In 2004, residents took the case to the international courts where they lost. At the end, this set up a really bad image for MPAs in the area.