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Argentine presentation on the Falklands and the Chagos archipelago

Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:25 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    They would say that, wouldn't they!

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • 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 - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Brit Bob

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

    Falklands – UN Resolutions & 2013 Referendum (1 pg):

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Room101

    Well, they will continue to knock on any doors and windows they can; except these will all be the wrong houses.

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • golfcronie

    And the wrong doors

    Mar 08th, 2018 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pete Bog

    This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Argentines.

    The Chagos were run from Mauritius when it was British territory, but the Chagos were also run from Seychelles ( then British territory) up to 1906.

    So on the basis that Mauritius are claiming the Chagos (1000 miles away) , Seychelles could also have a punt, yet they are supporting the Mauritian claim.

    Problem is for those in Seychelles and Mauritius, that currently, the Chagossians living in the UK (British and proud of it, their football team plays after 'God Save The Queen' is played), are the most numerous of the indigenous population.

    No news outlet has mentioned the submission to the ICJ, made by a British Chagossian group asking for BOT status.

    The Chagos Islands were unpopulated (even the Maldivians did not settle there), until the French created plantations in 1773.

    The Chagossians are the descendants of the slaves brought in mainly from Madagascar, Africa, India and Indonesia, but their demographic mix also contained people from Mauritius Seychelles AND the UK.

    Isn't research a marvellous thing?

    Chagos ceded to Britain in 1814 by France (Mauritius merely a french colony which became a British colony). British ever since, never Mauritian.

    There are some Chagossians asking for Mauritian sovereignty (from Mauritius, surprise, surprise) but I have been informed by some who want to remain British (living in Crawley and Manchester) that Mauritius has offered to pay Chagossians supporting their claim. (i.e backhanders).

    Meeting some Chagossians in Manchester today, so will find out their allegiance, but every islander I have contacted (so far), wants to remain British, not have' their land' (according to them), stolen by Mauritius.

    Not surprisingly the Argentines support Mauritius in a territorial claim but not the self determination of the people actually on the Chagos for several generations.

    I'm willing to bet there will be no Argentines at the Chagossian meeting today.

    Wonder why?

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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