Vox on Line.
15th June 2012.
How is it that our Leaders go year in and year out to address the Committee of 24 and no one has so far bothered to inquire from these Gentlemen where in their Terms of Reference does the Wording Territorial Integrity appear, as far as I am aware and obviously most Gibraltarians are by now conversant with the primery role of this committee i.e to Decolonise, the only known facts repeated by all and sundry are the words, Independence, Free Association and Integration, full stop.
As a matter of fact the following territories, Honduras ( now Belize), Namibia, East Timor and Sahara, have been claimed by its neighbours and in none of them has the infamous committee ever taken a decision as to territorial integrity, but instead done the logical thing of referring to the ICJ.
A final but very important UN criteria is Article 103, for ease of reference this is the one that states in very clear language that in the event of conflict between a prevous treaty and the Charter, the Charter is supreme. Question where does it state that this not applicable to Gibraltar?