Argentina-Chile Frontier Cases
Ximena Hinrichs Oyarce
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The boundary between Argentina and Chile was first established by the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation of 30 August 1855, which provided that the two countries should retain the territories they possessed in 1810, at the time of their separation from Spain (Decolonization: Spanish Territories; see also Uti possidetis Doctrine). According to the Treaty between the Argentine Republic and Chile Defining the Boundaries between the Two Countries of 23 July 1881 (‘Boundary Treaty’), the boundary should follow the Cordillera of the Andes from the...