Falklands 40. Malvinas 40

Una propuesta a medida del deseo kelper y los intereses británicos, en el seno del Consejo Nacional de Malvinas

(publicado en Pal Sur 09/02/2021)

Informe realizado por Luciano R. Moreno Calderón, acerca de un proyecto presentado en las Islas Malvinas a los kelpers en marzo de 2018 por el actual integrante del Consejo Nacional de Asuntos Relativos a las islas Malvinas, Georgias del Sur, Sandwich del Sur, Dr. Marcelo Kohen, que propicia el desmembramiento de la provincia de Tierra del Fuego Antártida e islas del Atlántico Sur, creando una nueva, para luego legitimar la posibilidad de que realicen un referéndum para decidir la secesión del territorio fueguino y de esa manera adquirir la autodeterminación de los pueblos externa que tanto anhelan. ¿Se está gestionando esto en el Consejo?.

Enlace a la nota completa:

https://palsur.com.ar/nota/785/una-propuesta-a-medida-del-deseo-kelper-y-los-intereses-britanicos–en-el-seno-del-consejo-nacional-de-malvinas

Tuesday 14th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World
https://drjorge.world

House of Lords (UK). Research briefing: Sovereignty Over the Falkland Islands (27/03/2017)

The briefing document published for the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war includes historical and political details. The information below only focus on the UK exit (Brexit) from the UK and potential impact in relation to the Falkland/Malvinas islands. Link to the complete document at the bottom.

UK Exit from the EU and the Falkland Islands

Prior to the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, Sukey Cameron, a representative from the Falkland Islands Government, set out the Falklands’ relationship with the EU:
The Falklands current relationship with the EU is defined within the overseas Association
Decision 2013/755, with the most recent version having come into force on 1st January 2014.
We are afforded certain benefits via this Decision, these include:
• [Our] population are full British citizens and hold British Passports. The Treaty freedoms they now enjoy as a result of this and which are likely to play an important role in the future self sufficiency of our economy are potentially put at risk if the UK were to exit the EU. For example, as holders of British passports, membership of the EU offers [FaIklands’] residents the same benefits afforded to those that live in the UK itself. These include free access and movement around the EU.
• Quota and tariff-free access to the European single market. Total sales of Falkland Islands produced fish, meat and other agricultural products into the European Union are valued at around £180 million per annum and the EU is the largest single market for our products globally. Whilst tiny compared to total UK-EU trade, we estimate that over 70 percent of our total GDP is dependent upon access to the European market. Restricted access in any form would be potentially catastrophic to our current economy and also continued economic development.
• Whilst receipt of EU Development funds in the Falklands is limited, a number of environmental NGOs that operate in the region are heavily dependent on EU funding and access.

Following the EU referendum result, the Falkland Islands Government stated that alongside other Overseas Territories, it would continue to engage with the UK Government regarding the exit process. It stated that its goal would be to look to “retain the benefits” that it currently has, “particularly in relation to trade access”.

Link to he complete briefing document:

Tuesday 14th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World
https://drjorge.world

Aspectos jurídicos vinculados a la cuestión Malvinas (video)

Mesa de debate “Aspectos jurídicos vinculados a la cuestión Malvinas” organizado por Casa de América, Madrid, España (03/03/2022).

Participantes:

– Guillermo Carmona, secretario de Malvinas, Antártida y Atlántico Sur de la Cancillería Argentina.

– Marcelo Gustavo Kohen, profesor de Derecho Internacional en el Instituto de Altos Estudios Internacionales y del Desarrollo (The Graduate Institute, Ginebra).

– Antonio Remiro Brotons, doctor en Derecho por la Universidad de Bolonia y catedrático de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Saturday 12th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World
https://drjorge.world

Falklands 40 and art

Free exhibition “Falklands 40: Sketches From The Frontline” by National Memorial Arboretum (UK) .

Official war artist Linda Kitson’s vivid drawings provide a unique window into the experiences of those who fought on the frontline.

Details and website:

https://www.thenma.org.uk/what’s-on/events-exhibitions-and-talks/exhibitions/falklands-40-sketches-from-the-frontline

Saturday 12th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World
https://drjorge.world

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40

(Spanish version below)

2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war. Therefore, I have included a new tab in this website to follow the news on both sides of the Atlantic. There are already several events happening and planned by Argentina, the Falklands/Malvinas and the United Kingdom.

This post will simply present a very brief historical account to put this international difference into context. The Falkland/Malvinas Islands international dispute includes two sovereign states (Argentina and the United Kingdom) and a non-sovereign third territory (Falkland/Malvinas Islands). There is doubt about who first sighted the islands and about the first landing (Ferdinand Magellan and/or Amerigo Vespucci or the English sea captain John Davis) in the 1500s. British and Spanish settlements appear afterwards. Argentina declared its independence from Spain (1816) and then claimed rights over the islands as they were part of the region previously under Spanish dominion (1829).

Argentina and the United Kingdom have had continuous presence and/or claimed exclusive sovereign rights over the islands since then, both bilaterally and internationally with a climax in 1982 with a war between the two.

According to the 2012 census the islands had 2841 inhabitants. Most of them (59%) considered themselves “Falkland Islanders” and a large percentage identified themselves as British (29%).

Bilateral relations have been re-established after the war. However, the sovereignty dispute over the islands continues nowadays. Commerce and trade between the islands and Argentina have been an issue. Because of the lack of negotiations, Argentina has threatened an economic blockade, an idea supported by other Latin-American states with often visible immediate negative results for the islanders.

In March 2013, the Falkland/Malvinas Islanders voted in a referendum whether they wanted (or not) to remain as British Overseas Territory. By a large majority (99.8%) they made clear their wishes to remain British.

Brief account based on:

Falklands 40. Malvinas 40

2022 marca el 40 aniversario de la guerra de las Falklands/Malvinas. Por ello, he incluido una nueva pestaña en esta web para seguir la novedades al respect publicadas de ambos lados del Atlántico. Este año existen varios eventos en curso y planificados por Argentina, las Falklands/Malvinas y el Reino Unido.

Esta publicación simplemente presentará una muy breve reseña histórica a efectos de contextualizar la diferencia internacional. La disputa internacional sobre las Islas Falkland/Malvinas incluye dos Estados soberanos (Argentina y el Reino Unido) y un tercer territorio no soberano (Islas Falkland/Malvinas). Existen dudas sobre el primer avistamiento de las islas y sobre el primer desembarco (Fernando de Magallanes y/o Américo Vespucio o el capitán inglés John Davis) en el año 1500. Los asentamientos británicos y españoles aparecen después. Argentina declaró su independencia de España (1816) y luego reclamó derechos sobre las islas, ya que eran parte de la región anteriormente bajo el dominio español (1829).

Argentina y el Reino Unido han tenido presencia continua y/o reclamado derechos exclusivos de soberanía sobre las islas desde entonces, tanto a nivel bilateral como a nivel internacional con un punto culminante en 1982 con una guerra entre ambos.

Según el censo de 2012 las islas tenían 2841 habitantes. La mayoría de ellos (59%) se consideraban identificados como “isleños de las Falklands” y un gran porcentaje se veía a sí mismos como británicos (29%). Las relaciones bilaterales se han restablecido después de la guerra. Sin embargo, la disputa de soberanía sobre las islas continúa en la actualidad. El comercio entre las islas y Argentina ha sido un problema. Debido a la falta de negociaciones, Argentina ha amenazado con bloqueo económico, una idea apoyada por otros Estados de América Latina con resultados negativos inmediatos visibles para los isleños.

En marzo de 2013 los isleños votaron en un referéndum si deseaban (o no) a permanecer como territorio de ultramar británico. Por una amplia mayoría (99,8%) dejaron en claro su deseo de seguir siendo británicos.

Breve reseña basada en:

Saturday 12th February 2022

Dr Jorge Emilio Núñez

Twitter: @DrJorge_World
https://drjorge.world