22 September 2014

Stubborn Retention of Empire: British 'misrepresentations' on sovereignty of Malvinas Islands challenged again by Argentina

Illustration by Jose Eduardo Enrique


General Assembly
Distr.: General
20 August 2014
Original: Spanish

Sixty-eighth session
Agenda item 44

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Letter dated 13 August 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General:
I have the honour to write to you on instructions from my Government in order  to transmit herewith a reply to the letter dated 10 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations (A/68/747), which in turn responded to the letter of 3 January 2014 sent by Argentina (A/68/698).

The Argentine Republic once again expresses its regret that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has continued to misrepresent historical facts in a clear attempt to conceal the act of usurpation it committed in 1833; this act has, since the moment the British invaded, been the subject of continuing and repeated protests by Argentina.

Reaffirming the Argentine Republic’s legitimate sovereignty rights over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, I should be grateful if you would have this letter circulated as a document of the General Assembly under agenda item 44, concerning the question of the Malvinas Islands.



Anonymous said...

Argentina, why do you mess around with this Malvinas fantasy continually causing pain to yourselves. If you have a firm and sincere cause take your claim to the International Court and then get the result that you claim to have due to you, or perhaps your claim would not stand up to such quality investigations for the Decsion you seem so desparately require.The course of action you have pursued over the last 50 years seems to have worked in reverse.

Anonymous said...

To take an issue to the International Court both parties need to agree to it, and so far Britain has always refused those offering that Argentina HAS ALREADY MADE. Under your logic, that makes the UK dubious of such a "quality investigation"

Anonymous said...

Full letter: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/68/978

(link is broken)

Anonymous said...

Would you care to give the details of where the UK has failed to take up an offer for the ICJ concerning the Falklands?
In fact the reverse is the truth in the case of some of the dependencies:
The first page is blank you have to scroll down to get the details

Anonymous said...

Would be pleased to learn from you when Argentina offered to take this particular case, I remember the occasion when Argentina refused for other territories it has fantasies over

Milton Lowe said...

Did Britain refuse or veto South Atlantic territory issues with the ICJ? no in 1946-48 shortly after the formation we invited Argentina to the ICJ to talk about the issue of the South Atlantic Territories 3 times, on each occassion Argentina refused and finally stated it would accept no judgement from the ICJ. Even in 1982 Argentina ignored UN SC Res 502 and 505 and rant at not having a voice in the UN SC today?