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Argentina creates an Antarctica Joint Command, under Defense guidance

Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:05 UTC
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Argentina has created the Antarctica Joint Command, which will operate under the orbit of the Ministry of Defense and be responsible for conducting operations in Antarctica, and areas of interest, in a continuous and permanent way. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    The fact remains that uti possidetis juris fails to square properly with the legal establishment of non-Hispanic states in the New World, as well as with the more recently evolved principle of decolonization and self-determination. Furthermore, save for the Latin American states, succession from the original Spanish rights has neither commanded widespread respect nor attracted international acceptance, either in practice or in principle. The dearth of contemporary legal appreciation for uti possidetis juris strongly suggests that it contributes only a modicum, if any, legal support to either Argentina's or Chile's assertion to valid title over claims in the Southern Ocean or Antarctica. In short, consideration of intertemporal law and factual conditions, especially the extent to which the territorial sovereignty of Spain was actually manifest in the Antarctic casts serious doubts about the legal propriety or validity of the uti possidetis argument today. (79) ('Antarctica and the Law of The Sea,' Joyner C,* Nijhoff, M Publishers, p59-60, 1992, quoting, 'Conflict of Sovereignties in Antarctica,' Yearbook of World Affairs, Daniel J, p 262-66, 1949; 'The American Antarctic,' American Journal of International Law,' p603, Hayton R.D., 1956; and 'Antarctic Law and Politics,' Auburn, F.M. P50, pub C Hurst 1982).

    *Associate Professor of Political Science and Member of the School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

    To believe that the Falkland Islands and the territories in the Southern Ocean belong to Argentina because of the inheritance is incorrect.

    Falklands – Argentina's Inheritance Problem (1 pg):

    May 01st, 2018 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Enrique Massot

    Malvinas belong to Argentina, Argentina will keep claiming them, and one day not too far away we'll get the momentum we need--or the UK will finally have a government willing to negotiate. However, if the islanders wish to stay under Argentine sovereignty they should be allowed to do so.

    May 01st, 2018 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • James Marshall

    One day in the not to distant future Argentina will give up it's spurious claim to some one elses territory and have a government that will renounce it's colonial aspirations, and all those people that live on the islands can either chose to remain under UK sovereignty or decide to be who ever they wish to be as is their right of self determination.

    There Enrique just made a few changes to your post.

    May 01st, 2018 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +8
  • DemonTree

    “However, if the islanders wish to stay under Argentine sovereignty they should be allowed to do so.”

    Says the guy who didn't wish to stay under Argentine sovereignty and complains incessantly about the current Argentine government. But hey, it's got to be good enough for *other* people...

    May 01st, 2018 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • The Voice

    The hypocrite is happy to freeload off Canada and believes in Colonising the Falklands against the will of the inhabitants. You couldnt make it up.

    May 02nd, 2018 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Conqueror

    @EM. Where is “Malvinas”? Surely there must be a “protocol” by which references to territories utilise the name used by the lawful inhabitants. Years of “argument” have determined that argieland has no legal claim. Notice the relevant word there is “legal”. Every nit-picking “assertion” by biased individuals has been conclusively rebutted. And yet people like you respond with the equivalent of “Yes, but, but...”. There is a large book (a work of fiction admittedly) in which a “main” character constantly reiterates the same refrain. You are, without doubt, one of our “Gollums”. Constantly muttering about wanting “the precious”. I assume your education extends to a recollection of what happened to “the precious” and “Gollum”.

    May 02nd, 2018 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    “Surely there must be a “protocol” by which references to territories utilise the name used by the lawful inhabitants.”

    Of course not. But if you think it's a good idea you could set an example by using España, Österreich, Suomi, Magyarország, etc.

    May 02nd, 2018 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “Malvinas belong to Argentina”

    No, they don't - fact.

    “Argentina will keep claiming them”

    Maybe so.

    “and one day not too far away”

    Like a perpetual 25 years maybe?

    I stand to be corrected, but you've previously shown little apparent interest in the Falklands and Argentina's spurious claim so why the sudden posting now? It is because your biased and selective postings on the economic situation in Argentina are being ignored? The worst possible result for a troll is to be ignored, so you'd have to change tack to get a reaction wouldn't you?

    If you feel so strongly, why are you living in a Commonwealth country?

    May 02nd, 2018 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +3

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