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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Aizenstatd, Najman Alexander, 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) (March 19, 2012). Estudios Internacionales Vol. 173, Revista del Instituto de Estudios Internacionales. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2026234

Najman Alexander Aizenstatd (Contact Author)

Universidad Rafael Landivar ( email )

Apartado Postal 4-F
Guatemala
Guatemala, 01010
Guatemala

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