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Falklands: Foreign Office Legal Adviser minute for Fearn ("Falkland Islands: Implications of a Declaration of War against Argentina") [depends essentially upon the determination of the parties; Article 51 right to self-defence does not require declaration of war] [declassified 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: FCO73/520
Editorial comments:

This document was derived from the Private Office files of Lord Luce, as prepared for submission to the Franks Inquiry, released to the Margaret Thatcher Foundation in 2012. The original documents were released to the public at TNA in 2018.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (Falklands War, 1982), Judiciary