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Falklands' case for self determination at Gibraltar symposium to be addressed by several academics

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 06:42 UTC
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A two day symposium entitled “Self-determination, devolution and independence in the 21st century” was opened on Thursday by Gibraltar's Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia at the Garrison Library in the Rock. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    Hopefully, this will be fully reported so that we can poke holes in the argie and spanish 'contributions'.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I await this with much interest “The next paper will be presented by Professor Marcelo Kohen of the Graduate Institute in Geneva who will speak on “The Falkland Islands and the right of people to self-determination.””

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Not to forget that the ICJ put to the sword RG and S pain's claims of territorial integrity in para 80 of the Kosovo Opinion that states, 'the scope for territorial integrity is limited to the relationship between states and does not impinge on self-determination or independence.'

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    It will be the same old shit....Britain is nasty for not talking to the poor Argies. The fact that Argentina has ABSOLUTELY NO CLAIM is irrelevant to them.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “The symposium will be closed by Christopher Gardner QC, who is the Chief Justice of the Falklands, S Sandwich and S Georgia, British Antarctic Territory and British Indian Ocean Territory, and who will sum up the proceedings.”

    and then they say they are not a 17 th century colonialist country.
    and who the f*ck is gardner?
    a qc?
    a questionable c*nt?

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    paulcedron MBE. Master of Bell Endery

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 05:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Lol...paulcedron...Argentina is a 17th century colonialist is pretty much all the Americas.

    The Falklands are not a colonialist country as no indigenous people were displaced, and the current inhabitants are fully determining their own futures.


    Oct 18th, 2014 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    So Britain claiming these areas makes it a “17th century colonialist country”.

    But Argentina claiming them doesn't?

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Marcelo Kohen s speech should be a laugh...same as all his other bullshit.

    1)Argentina wants the islands so Britain is wrong for not “negotiating”
    2) Argentina is never wrong despite having no historic, legal or moral claim to the islands, and having started a war costing 1000 lives...

    He's supposed to be an academic, but he's as stupid as Toby.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “and then they say they are not a 17 th century colonialist country.”

    With Argentina a 21st century colonialist country, wheels stuck in the shit in two -wheel drive, no bumperjack and revving up in fourth gear sending shit flying everywhere, splattering the windscreen and going absolutely nowhere.

    The UK left colonialism a long time ago.

    Time Argentina abandoned it too.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Who the f*** is Paulcedron and who cares ?

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    you can wish self determination until you go blue in the face but if The UN says NO.IiT IS NO and all thse conferences are A WASTE OF TIME.....

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    You have a touching faith in the UN. In fact, the UN has never said NO, it has no power to say NO anyway, and it does not have the last word either. How many times do you have to be told that it's the inhabitants who have that?

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob


    You are living in cloud cuckoo land.

    No one said Kosovo could break away but the ICJ declared that their actions were legal and categorically stated, para 80, 'the principle of self-determination is limited to the relationship between individual states and does not impinge on self-determination and independence.' 110 countries now recognise Kosovo as an independent state but not S pain.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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