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12th October 2017, 15:44

Joseph Garcia opens Symposium on Self Determination

The Deputy Chief Minister has reflected on the link between referendums and self determination, and how politics can sometimes get in the way of the latter.

Joseph Garcia today opened the Symposium on Self Determination at the Garrison Library.

Dr Garcia said the people of Gibraltar defied both the UN and Spain when they voted to remain British in 1967, and they even defied the UK in the 2002 Referendum, which Britain had considered illegal.

The conference brings together fifteen speakers from universities around the world, and will continue till Saturday.