3 Goettingen J. Int'l L. 71 (2011)
The Falkland Islands and the UK v Argentina Oil Dispute: Which Legal Regime

handle is hein.journals/gojil3 and id is 71 raw text is: Goettingen Journal of International Law 3 (2011) 1, 71-99

The Falkland Islands and the UK v. Argentina
Oil Dispute:
Which Legal Regime?
Alice Ruzza*
Table of Contents
A .  Introduction  ......................................................................................  72
B. The Dispute: Historical and Modem Warfare ............................. 73
C. The Current Developments and the Status of the Parties' Claims ........ 76
D. A Quick Insight on the Matter of the Dispute: the Falkland Islands' Oil.
...................................................................................................... . . .  8 2
E.   The Interplay between Sovereignty and Exploitation of Natural
R esources  .......................................................................................... 84
F.   The Alternatives for Regulating the Access to the Falklands/Malvinas'
O il D eposits  .....................................................................................  90
I.   The Cooperative Agreement: the 1995 Joint Declaration for
H ydrocarbons ...............................................................................  90
II. The UK and its Unilateral Activity in the Falklands/ Malvinas: What
are  the  Im plications?  ...................................................................   94
III. A Tentative Option: The Condominium ...................................... 96
G .  C onclusions ......................................................................................  98
Alice Ruzza is a PhD Candidate at the University of Trento, Doctoral School of
International Studies (Italy). The author is thankful to Dr. Marco Pertile for his
comments on earlier drafts, and to Dr. Ebrahim Afsah for his valuable review of this
article. Contact information: alice.ruzza@gmail.com, alice.ruzza@sis.unitn.it.

doi: 10.3249/1868-1581-3-1-ruzza

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