Louis Olivier Bancoult

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Louis Olivier Bancoult is a Chagossian who is the leader of the Chagos Refugee Group.[1] He was born in 1964 on the island of Peros Banhos in the Chagos Archipelago, and works by day as an electrician, but by night for the juridical fight for the right of the Chagossians to return from Mauritius to their original homeland.[2] Bancoult has been involved in several high profile legal actions concerning the exile of the Chagos Islanders including R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2).


  1. ^ "Court victory for Chagos families". BBC news. 
  2. ^ Tages-Anzeiger: Zurück ins Paradies, Christian Schmidt, 23 January 2015, page 8