The United Nations has determined the UK’s decolonisation of the Chagos Islands “was not conducted in a manner consistent with the right to self-determination”. Thousands of people who lived on one of the archipelagos islands were evicted to make way for a military base, and those people suffered persecution in the communities the attempted to settle in. The UK however has ignored the deadline to make amends for the wrongs it has committed and is obstinately holding on to its claim to the islands.
Isn’t this just a case of the powerful and mighty abusing their power and ignoring the voices of the poor?
10) Do not move an ancient boundary stone
or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11) for their Defender is strong;
he will take up their case against you.
Proverbs 23:10 & 11 (NIV)
Power and might brings arrogance and even a crass insensitivity that should be a blot on the conscience of people who truly understand justice.