2009 - British Constitution for the Malvinas Islands

The Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, joined the ruling of the Argentina Chancellery against "unilateral act" of the government in London, which it considers a "violation" of the resolutions of the United Nations.

On November 11, 2011, the Provincial Department of International Relations and Worship adhered to the statement issued by the national government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, to a "new British unilateral act by which it adopted a proposed constitution for the Malvinas Islands. "

"The actions taken by the United Kingdom are again a disregard of the resolutions on the topic of the Malvinas Islands since 1965 adopted by the General Assembly and the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations," said Secretary of International Relations of the Province Claudia Aquino.

In this regard, he said that "such decisions I recognize that there is a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK and call for both countries to resume negotiations over sovereignty to reach, as soon as possible, a just, peaceful and lasting solution of the dispute, taking due account of the interests of the inhabitants of the islands. "

Aquino informed that "this British unilateral act is, in particular, a new and open violation of the Resolution 31/49 adopted in 1976 by ​​the General Assembly of the United Nations, urging the two sides in the dispute to refrain from decisions that would imply introducing unilateral modifications ".

It also noted that "the proposed constitution adopted by the British government regards the principle of self-determination of peoples, totally alien, and thereby rendered inapplicable to the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland North for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich. "

He added that "so acknowledged the General Assembly of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization to omit any reference to it in all resolutions on the question of the Malvinas Islands." "Moreover, the General Assembly expressly rejected the applicability of this principle to the question of the Malvinas Islands on two occasions in 1985," said the official, and finally said "Argentina and the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, which, as stated in the First Transitory Provision of the Constitution, is an integral part. "Recall that the Constitution of the Malvinas is in full force from January 1, 2009.