Argentina claims the Falklands continental shelf

15 Aug

Argentina has made a further submission this week, to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, claiming that the Falkland Islands are a part of its territory and that those resources, outside their 200 mile limit, should be granted to Argentina.

An original submission was presented in 2009 by the Government in Buenos Aires which included the continental shelf areas off Argentina, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands together with areas within the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Under Annex 1 of its rules of procedure however, the Commission cannot rule on any contested submission without the consent of both parties and, due to a contrary submission by the United Kingdom concerning the Falklands, no decision was made at that time.

The Commission has now formed a sub-committee to look into the claims submitted by Argentina regarding its immediate continental shelf. It is unlikely to consider all of Argentina’s expansive claims.


6 Responses to “Argentina claims the Falklands continental shelf”

  1. compareandy August 15, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    As the Falklands existed before Argentina, does this not mean that Argentina is on the Falkland Islands continental shelf, and that the whole of Argentina should be under the sovereignty of the Falkland islands government.

    This also becomes an issue of colonialism, as in this case, should the country remove all Spanish and German colonialists and return the land to the natives.

    No, this is not possible as they were all killed.

    Unlike the Falklands, that were unpopulated when discovered and claimed by the UK, and then lived on and developed for over 180 years, and yet are still allowed to be threatened and interfered with by a large neighbour.

    Where are the UN? Why dont they just stop Argentina. What contribution do they make to the world, apart from becoming a rouge nation?

  2. Nicholas Lutwyche August 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Of course Argentina want’s to claim the Continental Shelf out to the Falkland Islands. It is where most of its Air Force has been parked since 1982.

  3. Don Alberto August 18, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    This is the simple solution to the Falkland Islands dispute:

    Greenland is part of Denmark.
    The first Europeans in the Americas came from Greenland.
    Thus both the Americas, North and South, belongs to the Danish queen by inheritance.
    The Danes also conquered England in 1016 and furthermore William I was related to the Danish king Harold, so based on history and inheritance, Britain is also Danish.

    • Bloke August 19, 2012 at 7:01 am #

      Ah yes, but we’re only interested history as far back as is convenient.

      Which means sod the danes. Britain’s illegal occupation of the Faroe Islands in 1940 and the indisputable geographical evidence that the Faroes and Iceland are on Britain’s continental shelf is solid grounds for a British claim to sovereignty not only over the Faroes and Iceland but also Greenland.

      Malvinista “logic” is wickedly retarded fun eh?

      • Don Alberto August 19, 2012 at 10:44 am #

        Watch it, buddy, or they send the vikings back to get you 😀

        As has been documented time and again, the Falklands dispute was settled in the 1850 peace treaty, in which one – and only one – island was mentiond, namely Martin Garcia.

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