A Treinta años de la Guerra: Las Islas Malvinas (Falklands) y Los Principios del Derecho Internacional (Thirty Years after the War: The Falkland (Malvinas) Islands and the Principles of International Law)
Estudios Internacionales Vol. 173, Revista del Instituto de Estudios Internacionales
26 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last revised: 13 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 19, 2012
On the 30th anniversary of the Falklands (Malvinas) war between Argentina and the United Kingdom the most relevant historical facts regarding the territorial claims of each party are presented. Also, the war of 1982 and the actual state of the Islands are analyzed. The conducts of the parties in relation to the principles of international law are studied, in particular, the peaceful settlement of disputes, the prohibition of the threat or use of force and the right to self-determination. It is found that both parties have violated their international obligations. It is concluded that the war did not put an end to the territorial controversy and that it may be settled by negotiation but must take into account the interests of the inhabitants of the Islands.
Keywords: Falklands, Malvinas, International Dispute, Falklands War, Argentina, United Kingdom, Self-Determination, Threat, Use of Force, Agresion, Arbitration, Territorial Dispute
JEL Classification: K33, N40, N46
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