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Montevideo, May 24th 2019 - 07:06 UTC

Tag: Falkland Islands Status

  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands startled at Westminster paper proposing UK citizens right to vote in Overseas Territories

    MLA Barkman said “there is a clear pathway to becoming a status holder if you were not born in the Falklands, which is enshrined in the Falklands' constitution”

    “Belongership” and its equivalents are wrong,” it is emphatically stated in a startling paper from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. The paper says the belongership status (known as Falklands Status in the Falklands) as enshrined in the constitutions of a number of British Overseas Territories, including the Falklands, denies legally-resident British Overseas Territory and UK citizens the right to vote and to hold elected office.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falkland Islands Immigration System Slowly Changing

    Mrs Leona Roberts MLA described this change as “much-anticipated”.

    Over a number of years the Falkland Islands Government have been reviewing and looking to update their immigration laws and procedures. The review formally started in 2013 and has seen a number of papers and proposals considered by the Government since that time. Two large papers were considered by the Islands Government in 2015, with a number of principles being agreed and legislation subsequently being updated.