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Falklands/Malvinas: Ecuador Legislative overwhelmingly votes in support of Argentina's claims

Thursday, October 20th 2022 - 10:55 UTC
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Ecuador's one House Legislative Assembly overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday in support of Argentina and “its battle in defense of Malvinas, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands, and adjoining maritime and insular spaces”, which according to the Argentine ministry of foreign affairs, “are illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom”. Read full article


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  • Steve Potts

    Nevertheless, and despite the incident, the Argentine foreign ministry was quick to underline the full support from the Ecuadorean House to Argentina's position, which meant ”calling on the authorities of the UK, cabinet and parliament to, following on UN and Decolonization Committee, C24, mandates, resume bilateral talks with Argentina to put an end to the sovereignty dispute”.

    UN C24 Decolonisation Committee Resolutions Are Not UN Policy:
    Resolutions from committees may be rejected or amended by the Assembly. Consequently, unless and until they are endorsed by the Assembly, no resolutions from the Special Committee can be regarded as UN policy. The Assembly has not considered the ‘’Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Question’’ nor adopted any resolution on the question since 1988. (Meetings of the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation, www South Atlantic Council www Staff City ac UK, Willetts P. 2012).

    Oct 20th, 2022 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Trimonde

    Stop running Potts. Working so hard on a lie must be exhausting and heartbreaking. Face the music. Your country uses this “islander's wishes and self-determination” bullshit crap, essentially to hide from Argentina. To hide from exposing a would be debate and argument before the world. To hide from dealing with it and risk loosing the monopoly it has wanted to have over the islands. Even when it knows it does not hold water, because the islanders are not their own nation, and the conflict exists before their arrival.

    Oct 20th, 2022 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Steve Potts


    Please don't forget that a sovereignty claim without ANYTHING to take to court can only be described as worthless. Good for fools and people who have allowed themselves to become indoctrinated. Ja ja

    Oct 21st, 2022 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “Which according to the Argentine ministry of foreign affairs, “are illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom”.

    not authorized by the law; not in accordance with accepted standards or rules:”

    According to the legalities, CONVENTION OF PEACE was a binding treaty as to territorial claims.

    ”There is a general principle, in international law jurisprudence, that claims may be extinguished by the passage of time.
    “The principle of extinctive prescription, that is, the bar of claims by lapse of time, is recognized by international law.”
    Oppenheim 526 and 527. See Cheng, General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals (1953), Chap. 18; King, Prescription of Claims in International Law, (1934) 15 B.Y.I.L. 82. Cf. prescription, acquisitive.
    The UK can prove jurisdiction as to title, and the last time I looked they have tossed a claim that exceeded thirty years (The Gentini case PCA 1903)

    “A State which has ceased to exercise any authority over a territory cannot, by purely verbal protestations, indefinitely maintain its title against another which for a sufficiently long time has effectively exercised the powers and fulfilled the duties of sovereignty in it.''(Theory and Reality in International Law, de Visscher, 1957, p201).

    Oct 21st, 2022 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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