Heads Of Agreement vs Webster Proposal

Heads of Agreement vs Webster Proposals

Summary Of Heads Of Agreement

In March of 1981, Britain prevailed on Guatemala to sign a document agreeing to recognize the independent State of Belize. It asked to respect its sovereignty and its territorial integrity in accordance with the existing and traditional frontiers. A very important element which influenced the shift in Guatemala's inflexible stance was the fact that Britain had already launched a powerful independent act. By using the 1960 U.N. Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, Great Britain had made it clear that whether or not Guatemala was ready to recognize Belize, Belize would become ...

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completion of treaties to give effect to certain clauses in the document. The document was called "Heads of Agreement", (bases de entendimiento). "This means that only the headings, or subjects are set out, over which it is hoped agreement will be reached later on. It is not in any way a final agreement".

Articles Addressed

Article 2: The cession of territorial seas as would ensure Guatemala "permanent and unimpeded access to the high seas" together with rights over the adjacent sea bed.

Article 3: Stated that Guatemala "shall have the use and enjoyment of the Ranguana and Sapodilla cayes and rights in those areas of the sea adjacent to the cayes."

Article 4: Entitled Guatemala to free port facilities in Belize City and Punta Gorda.

Article 5: Promised to improve the road from Belize City to the Guatemalan frontier and a road from Punta Gorda to the Guatemalan frontier would be completed and that Guatemala would have freedom of transit on those roads.

Article 6: ...

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Negotiations between the United Kingdom and Guatemala began to occur in search of a solution to Guatemala's claim to Belize until 1962. It was a significant historical moment because in that year represenattaives from Belize were permitted for the first time in history to participate in the Anglo-Guatemalan negotiations which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the U.K. and Guatemala as the main principals. Belize had not yet achieved self-government and so the representatives were members of the Executive Council which was comprised of Hon. George Price, who later became Prime Minister of Belize, Mr. Albert Cattouse, Hon. Louis Sylvestre, along with Hon. Harrison ...

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