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Past articles by Owen:

Mary Monson obituary

Defence lawyer renowned for her sympathetic handling of criminal cases involving poor, juvenile and immigrant clients → Read More

Mauritius challenges UK rights over Indian Ocean domain name

Right to license .io address being challenged on grounds Britain no longer has legitimate claim to Chagos Islands → Read More

The Chagos Islanders taking back their birthplace from the British: 'They uprooted us' – video

We follow Olivier Bancoult as he returns to his home unescorted by the British government for the first time in half a century → Read More

Mauritius asks Google to label Chagos Islands as part of its territory

Row breaks out over Google Maps definition as UK insists it still maintains sovereignty → Read More

Chagossian exiles celebrate emotional return as UK tries to justify control

World sympathy and legal balance shifting to Mauritian claim to islands → Read More

Mauritius formally challenges Britain’s ownership of Chagos Islands

Mauritian ambassador to UN raises country’s flag above atoll of Peros Banhos → Read More

Mauritius measures reef hoping to lay claim on Chagos Islands

Dispute over archipelago in Indian Ocean involves neighbouring Maldives and UK historical claim → Read More

Exiled Chagos Islanders return without UK officials for first time

Fifty years since they were deported to Mauritius by the UK, Chagossians are still fighting for their homeland → Read More

Exiled Chagos Islanders bask in return ‘as pilgrims to abandoned place’

Fifty years after the UK forcibly deported them, five Chagossians have visited the disputed archipelago with Mauritius’s help → Read More

‘I will be free’: excitement grows as cruise ship nears Chagos Islands

Exiles intend to plant Mauritian flag on land UK claims as part of British Indian Ocean Territory → Read More

Mauritius warns UK firm over coins amid Chagos Islands dispute

Surrey-based Pobjoy Mint accused of violating international law by producing colourful currency → Read More

‘Life was lovely’: Chagossian women head home 50 years after forced exile

Women on Mauritian-chartered vessel bound for Chagos Islands recall how life there was ‘paradise’ → Read More

Exiled Chagos Islanders return without British supervision for first time

Survey ship will gather evidence in dispute over demarcating seabed between Mauritius and Maldives → Read More

Anthony Bradley obituary

Barrister, academic and leading expert in UK constitutional law → Read More

Jonathan Cooper obituary

Human rights barrister at the forefront of the fight to decriminalise homosexuality around the world → Read More

Sir William Macpherson obituary

Head of the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry who said the Met’s investigation had been undermined by ‘institutional racism’ → Read More

Covid has undermined UK's chronically under-funded justice system

Analysis: coronavirus has exacerbated the crisis facing courts but political consensus on the way forward remains elusive → Read More

Covid leading to four-year waits for England and Wales court trials

Lawyers call for more emergency courts to tackle problem of justice being postponed → Read More

John Major was warned of ‘PR disaster’ from Róisín McAliskey case

National Archives files reveal concern over detention of pregnant daughter of Northern Ireland civil rights leader → Read More

Kim Philby: new revelations about spy emerge in secret files

UK government launched campaign to block memoirs being published fearing damaging disclosures → Read More