The Sovereignty Dispute Between Argentina and the UK over the Falklands (Malvinas): A Preliminary Assessment of the Competing Claims

Fabián Raimondo*

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On 16 december 1965, the general assembly of the united nations adopted resolution 2065 (xx) on the ‘question of the falkland islands (malvinas)’. By the text of the resolution, the general assembly noted the existence of a sovereignty dispute between argentina and the uk over the falklands and invited the governments of both states to settle the dispute by negotiation. However, more than fifty years later, the dispute remains unsettled and no sovereignty talks are underway. In the hope of provoking academic discussion to facilitate a better understanding of the scope of a dispute that is now two hundred years old, this research article identifies and assesses the competing claims to sovereignty over the falklands by examining the legal titles invoked by both states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-27
JournalHague Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire de La Haye de Droit International
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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