Crisis CommiteeWhat are they talking about in the CC?
By Laura Schøn
The history behind
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean. The islands belong to the United Kingdom but Argentina has claimed them for a long time. Since the 19th century the Falkland Islands have been a part of Argentina’s constitution and therefore they claim it as theirs. In 1982 Argentina occupied the islands by force. The invasion of the islands lasted two months but resulted in the return of the islands to British administration. In 1995 Argentina agreed not to seek for settlement. They have later requested sovereignty talks, which the United Kingdom time after time have refused and that has led to Argentina declining their former agreement from 1995.
The long-standing dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands has now escalated – there has been found a huge amount of oil and this has of course increased both parties request for the Falkland Islands.
The Security Council has therefore established this Crisis Committee to prevent further negative developments in this on-going conflict. The Crisis Committee are going to deal with the following issue: who has the right to the Falkland Islands?