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Tag: Peter Willets

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Nothing bogus about Continental Shelf claims

    Argentine diplomat Osvaldo N Mársico

    By Osvaldo N Mársico (Chairman of COPLA) (*) - In my capacity as the head of the COPLA National Committee on Argentina’s Continental Platform at the Foreign Ministry, I would like to refer to the letter of Professor Peter Willets published last Saturday (Mercopress) concerning the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf and clarify some mistakes and misconceptions evident in Professors Willets’ letter.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 19:40 UTC

    Argentine hopes dashed on Falklands, Antarctica: Continental Shelf Commission refused to consider three major claims

    The Commission is composed of 21 scientists and its Rules of Procedure forbid consideration of “unresolved land or maritime disputes”.

    In April 2009, Argentina submitted a formal claim to sovereignty over an exceptionally large continental shelf, across hundreds of miles of the sea-bed to the east and south of Argentina. This year, in March, newspapers around the world incorrectly reported the whole Argentine submission had been endorsed.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 19:34 UTC

    Delimitation of the Argentine continental shelf

    Comparison of the Argentine submission with the area approved by CLCS

    By Professor Peter Willetts, South Atlantic Council (*) - The Argentine Foreign Ministry announced on 28 March 2016 that it had gained international recognition of a claim to an exceptionally large continental shelf. But they were mistaken. Argentina had made a submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) on 21 April 2009 to claim sovereignty rights over the resources of the sea-bed.

  • Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

    Alejandro Betts' Malvinas veteran pension turns into controversy

    “Throughout the whole conflict I was in Puerto Argentino dodging stray bullets and shrapnel from British bombings on our positions”, Betts is quoted

    Falklands born, Argentine citizen Alejandro Betts rejected statements published in Clarin which described his 'Malvinas veteran' pension as 'controversial' and admitted he was surprised, when not startled by the headline display the news was given by the Buenos Aires daily in reference to his activity during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

  • Tuesday, July 30th 2013 - 02:40 UTC

    Falklands at C24: ‘Alejandro Betts misrepresents’, says Professor Willets

    Betts abandoned the Falklands (and his family) on personal reasons: he developed a relation with a young woman working at the LADE office

    Mr. Alejandro Betts spoke on 20 June this year at the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation, as a petitioner on the “Falklands (Malvinas) Question.” It has been brought to my attention that his speech included a highly distorted account of my visit to the Islands to observe the referendum on behalf of the South Atlantic Council.

  • Tuesday, July 16th 2013 - 05:23 UTC

    Falklands united as a political community thus a ‘micro-nation’ says SAC

    St Helenians, Chileans and 18 Argentines figured in the Falklands electoral register (Photo AP)

    The, “orthodox,” view that the Falkland Islands referendum was little more than British voters choosing to remain British, as pedalled by the Argentine government, is not enough to explain the result of the Falkland Islands referendum argues Professor Peter Willetts in his ‘A Report on the Referendum on the Political Status of the Falkland Islands’.