2014 - Resettlement Feasibility Study

LAST UPDATED 10 APRIL 2014

We still await an official FCO/BIOT website where details of the current Resettlement Feasibility Study might be made available.



TIMELINE

January 2014              Terms of Reference for the Study
Announced in January 2014 - see page below.

End February 2014     Announcement of the Contractor.


The FCO/BIOT have announced that the contractor for the study is KPMG LLP United Kingdom




End March 2014         Inception Report due (see TOR # 9).
The draft Report was issued on 19 March 2014 for comment - see page below.

7 April 2014                Final Inception Report Released - see page below

Thereafter, monthly update reports are required under the TORs.



PRESS COVER AND OTHER INTEREST

The Guardian Newspaper announced the Resettlement Study on 13 March 2014: "Chagos islands: UK experts to carry out resettlement study"

The Independent Newspaper 14 March 2014, Sabrina Jean, Chair of the Chagos Refugees Group UK Branch : Chagos Islands saga: Let us Chagossians return home.


Minority Rights Group publishes new study 26 March 2014: UK Appeal Court hearing - government must address Chagossians' situation without delay

The Independent Newspaper 28 March 2014: British Government under fire for pollution of pristine lagoon