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Argentina again requests UN Secretary General's good offices in the Malvinas sovereignty dispute

Thursday, June 23rd 2022 - 09:59 UTC
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Ahead of his address to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, C24, this Thursday, demanding sovereignty talks with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands sovereignty, Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero met on Wednesday with US Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Read full article


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  • Steve Potts

    Sovereignty dispute? This way - The International Courts of Justice's role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

    Anything ever submitted by Argentina?


    I wonder why?

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • FitzRoy

    This is just a sop for the general populace in Argentina. Carmona, Kirchner, Fernandez all know that C24 is the “Decolonisation Cttee” and can make no rulings. It is purely for helping countries shed empire and become independent. Were the Argentine government serious in its pursuit of the Falklands it would go to arbitration at the ICJ. The fact that it hasn't in all these years speaks volumes. As Argentina's economy sinks below the horizon, this is the sort of thing their cynical government throws to them to keep them thinking of other things. Same as in '82.

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Judge Jose

    Yawn Yawn Yawn, the same garbage the deluded clowns spew every year, the Falklands have never been Argentinian and never will be.

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Terence Hill

    “Cafiero reiterated Argentina's interest in the UN's Secretary General good offices mission, as mandated by the UN General Assembly, with the purpose that Argentina and UK resume sovereignty negotiations on the so-called Malvinas Question, … the significance of Humanitarian International Law, and abiding by UN charter principles, respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the different States”

    The UN Charter cannot be applied retroactively to an event that occurred in 1833 thus:
    “...The rule of the intertemporal law still insists that an act must be characterized in accordance with the law in force at the time it was done, or closely on the next occasion. ...
    The Acquisition of Territory in International Law By Robert Yewdall Jenning

    The UK are in complete compliance with the UN Charter, and international law.
    ”There is no obligation in general international law to settle disputes”.
    Principles of Public International Law, third edition, 1979 by Ian Brownlie

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Falklands-Free

    The C24 I understand is a body set up for the sole purpose of decolonisation is it not.
    Then the question has to be what the hell does Argentina think it can do at that meeting raising a sovereignty issue. The right place to raise that issue is in the International court of justice.
    As for the C24 committee's , every year the islanders state their case that we are not a colony but a Part of the British Overseas Territories and that the islanders wish to remain British. If the C24 cannot see that argument then one has to wonder what role does the C24 actually have.
    If they insist on talking sovereignty then they are violating their own rules as a body solely set up to sort the decolonisation issues of those places that desire it.
    Argentina has no right whatsoever at those meetings because they dont have a colony to discuss. The only reason they are there is to use it as a propaganda tool to make a claim to a territory that is not a colony that does not belong to them , never has. It is just an attempt at more land grabbing.
    About time world leaders stopped abusing these meeting places.

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Steve Potts

    Is Argentina afraid that her Falklands claim will be exposed?

    Argentina’s Failure to Present Its Falklands Case to the International Court:

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Livepeanuts

    For a start to do that Argentina would have to modify its 1994 constitution which assumes the role of the International Court of Justice and decrees that the Falklands are actually Argentine and as such must be handed over to Argentina according to “international law” as interpreted by the said “constitution”.
    The “good offices” are there only to determine when the transfer must occur.
    Now would one wish the government of Argentina on to a dog or on to one's worse enemy? I wonder. As a great Islander thinker has said many times: Argentina is not a country with which he would want to be associated!

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Don Alberto

    I cannot but wonder if Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero shed crocodile tears while talking to Antonio Guterres.

    That would look nice in his CV.

    Jun 23rd, 2022 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Monkeymagic

    Lets give the C24 the benefit of the doubt. It hates the “British overseas territory” moniker, its founding rules are that you can only be “decolonised” if you vote in the parent countries elections (France did this and all its territories came of the list), you become independent (again numerous territories have done this) or you become incorporated into a another country.

    The point where the C24 lose all credibility is that in EVERY case the population of the NSGT DECIDES what is wants. The Falkland Islanders do not want any of the three options.

    As is correctly identified above, sovereignty disputes are the matter for the ICJ. The C24 should not be calling for negotiations but pointing Argentina towards the correct international body.

    Of course the ICJ would look at the evidence and kick it out.

    Jun 25th, 2022 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “Its founding rules are that you can only be “decolonised” if you vote in the parent countries elections (France did this and all its territories came of the list),”

    This is merely the proclamation of a sub, sub, subcommittee, and thus has all the authority of an advisement.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse +1

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