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Spain and UK agree a more constructive approach on Gibraltar dispute at UN

Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:03 UTC
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The UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee adopted this week a consensus decision setting out the conflicting positions of the British and Spanish governments on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty. The decision was agreed by Britain and Spain despite the starkly contrasting views set out at the last session of the Fourth Committee in October, as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    On Tuesday night the Gibraltar Government acknowledged the developments in New York. “Like every year the consensus decision agreed between the UK and Spain recites the conflicting positions of both parties,” a spokesman for No 6 Convent Place told the Chronicle. “It represents no progress whatsoever for Spain’s stale and stillborn claim to our sovereignty”.

    A sovereignty claim without a case can only be described as an illegitimate claim and worthless. Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:

    Nov 11th, 2016 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • downunder

    ”..the decision also notes the UK’s commitment that it will “…never to enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another State against their freely and democratically expressed wishes, nor enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations with which Gibraltar is not content…”.

    At least the 'feely and democratically expressed wishes' of the people of Gibraltar are now on record at the UN.

    Nov 13th, 2016 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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