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Nobel Peace Prize winners should not overlook the rights of the Falkland Islanders

28th March 2012

 Nobel Peace Prize winners should not overlook the rights of the Falkland Islanders

 We were very disappointed to see news of 6 Nobel Peace Prize winners urging the UK Government to open negotiations with Argentina over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.  As Falkland Islanders, we have no doubt as to our right to self-determination, and our sovereignty is not a matter that is up for discussion.  As people who have won the Peace Prize for their work championing human rights, we would hope that they would consider the rights of the Falkland Islanders as paramount in this issue.  We will be writing to each of the authors of the letter, explaining some of the issues that may have been overlooked or misunderstood, and encouraging them, as with all others, to come and visit us before reaching any conclusions. 

Hon. Sharon Halford

Member of the Legislative Assembly