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Argentine presentation on the Falklands and the Chagos archipelago

Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:25 UTC
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The International Court of Justice in The Hague The International Court of Justice in The Hague
Diego García was leased to the US to establish a military base Diego García was leased to the US to establish a military base

A brief release from the Argentine foreign ministry indicates that on March first, on petition from the International Court of Justice, Argentina presented its Consultive Opinion on the juridical consequences of splitting the Chagos archipelago from the Mauritius Islands which took place in 1965.

 The International Court request was addressed in June 2017 to the United Nations General Assembly.

Before Mauritius Islands became independent in 1968, the UK separated the Chagos archipelago, and later leased the main island Diego Garcia to the United States which established a military base.

“It is a major case of territorial dismembering involving fundamental principles, most relevant for the Argentine sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands”, points out the release.

The release follows underlining that the Argentine presentation ratifies the competence of the UN General Assembly in issues regarding decolonization as well as the principle of territorial integrity, and likewise the obligation of holding negotiations and not taking unilateral actions contrary to the decolonization process.

The elements provided by Argentina, as well as from other countries interested in the issue, will help to conform the International Court of Justice opinion, which although not binding, does have a great political and juridical weight, concludes the release. 

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  • Stoker

    Interesting to note that the Republic of Argentina feel they can put in a “Consultive Opinion on the juridical consequences of splitting the Chagos archipelago from the Mauritius Islands which took place in 1965” before the ICJ but they do not feel they can take their bullshit claim for sovereignty over the Falklanders' homeland before the Court. I wonder why?*

    *Don't worry......I know why ;-D

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 12:52 pm +4
  • gordo1

    They would say that, wouldn't they!

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 12:47 pm +3
  • Brit Bob

    The islanders have chosen to remain 'freely associated with the UK' their legal right.

    Falklands – UN Resolutions & 2013 Referendum (1 pg):
    https://www.academia.edu/35921248/Falklands_UN_Resolutions_and_2013_Referendum

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 04:23 pm +3
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