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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
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I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

Claimed by Argentina and known in Spanish as Las Islas Malvinas, and occupied at various times by British, French, Spanish, and Argentine settlers, the Falkland Islands has been under British control since 1834 and a colony since 1841. It was occupied by Argentina (along with South Georgia) for som…

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David McClean, “Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 28 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000042>
First published online: 2015

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