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Falklands elected government: “Argentina courts have no jurisdiction in the Falklands”

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 19:45 UTC
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“The Falkland Islands is an Overseas Territory of the UK, and not subject to the laws of Argentina or any of its provinces”, underlined MLA Summers “The Falkland Islands is an Overseas Territory of the UK, and not subject to the laws of Argentina or any of its provinces”, underlined MLA Summers
On Sunday Tierra del Fuego federal judge Lilian Herraez ordered the seizure of assets of EU and US oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands. On Sunday Tierra del Fuego federal judge Lilian Herraez ordered the seizure of assets of EU and US oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands.
In March 2013, Falklands held a referendum on its status and future, with international guarantees: the overwhelming majority voted to remain a BOT In March 2013, Falklands held a referendum on its status and future, with international guarantees: the overwhelming majority voted to remain a BOT

“Argentine courts have no jurisdiction in the Falkland Islands”, said Falklands' lawmaker Mike Summers early Monday in response to the latest Argentine attempt into bullying the Islands and derailing its economy.

The Falkland Islands is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, and not subject to the laws of Argentina or any of its provinces“, underlined member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Summers.

Over the week end it was announced that Argentina will pursue in Britain and the United States a local judge's order to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the Falklands Islands, the Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said in an interview published in a government financed newspaper on Sunday.

Timerman's statement followed on Tierra del Fuego federal judge Lilian Herraez ordering the seizure of $156 million in bank accounts, rig, boats and other property of six European and U.S. oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands.

Foreign minister Timerman told 'Tiempo Argentino' on Sunday that on Monday 29 June he will formally request that the stock exchange regulators in London and New York implement the judge's order.

The companies named in the order are Premier Oil Plc; Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd, Rockhopper Exploration Plc, Noble Energy Inc and Edison International Spa.

Argentina claims sovereignty over the South Atlantic islands which under UN terminology are identified as Falklands/Malvinas. In 1982 Argentina organized a military invasion and occupation of the Islands, which lasted 74 days until dislodged by a British Task Force with an overall loss of almost a thousand lives.

In March 2013, the Falklands held a referendum on its future, and status, with international guarantees, and except for three votes, the overwhelming majority voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory.

Under the Argentine constitution, Tierra del Fuego province also includes ”Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands, plus Argentine Antarctic Territory”.
 

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  • ChrisR

    Bat-shit mad, the lot of them, if they think some 'Judge' in The Dark Country has ANY jurisdiction in the Falklands.

    Keep sucking whatever you are sucking (TMBOA is supposed to be good at that) that is altering your minds from the reality of living in a cess-pit.

    I do really hope TMBOA sends a 'warship' if they have any that can go to sea or even the Polish crap they are alleged to have chartered to 'take' a drill-rig off station!

    Glug-glug. Ha, ha, ha.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:03 pm 0
  • HansNiesund

    And where exactly does Wil E Timerman get the idea that it's the job of stock exchange regulators to enforce extra-territorial legal judgements. Have they all become the Man from UNCLE or something?

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:16 pm 0
  • Pete Bog

    @2 Chris R
    The shipwrecks in Stanley harbour no doubt help Falkland tourism -maybe a few more Argy ships sent to the bottom will persuade the FIG to invest in a submarine to take tourists to visit Argentine wrecks.

    But how much shit, if instead the Argy ships are arrested, the crews flown home and NML come to the Islands to seize the ships unless Argyland pays up?

    Either way Argentina will give us much entertainment at their expense.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:19 pm 0
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