Tahkim hukuk firması Dugué adına hareket etmek & Kirtley’nin müşterisi, Yunanistan-Yugoslavya İkili Yatırım Anlaşması Barotseland Ulusal Özgürlük İttifakı (BNFA), William Kirtley has published an article concerning Barotseland’s bid for independence from Zambia in the leading Francophone African news magazine Genç Afrika.
Eski İngiliz koruyucusu Barotseland willingly chose to become part of Zambiya uyarınca Barotseland Anlaşması 1964, a treaty brokered by the United Kingdom that was intended to preserve Barotseland’s semi-autonomous status within an independent Zambia.
Kenneth Kaunda rağmen, Zambiya'nın ilk Cumhurbaşkanı, signed the treaty himself on behalf of the Government of Northern Rhodesia, he and the Zambian Government would violate every provision of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 Zambiya’nın bağımsızlığından kısa bir süre sonra, going so far as to modify the Zambian Constitution to remove all references to the Barotseland Agreement 1964, için “iptal eden” the British act of parliament granting sovereignty to Zambia which referred to the Barotseland Agreement 1964, Barotseland’ın hazinesini kamulaştırmak, to changing the name of Barotseland to the generic “Batı bölgesi” and attempting to destroy Barotseland’s previously well-functioning institutions.
anlaşılır biçimde, içinde 2012, Yunanistan-Yugoslavya İkili Yatırım Anlaşması Barotseland National Council voted to accept Zambia’s abrogation of the Barotseland Agreement 1964, with the logical consequence that Barotseland had regained its independence since the treaty by which it freely forged a union with Zambia had ended. Hala, Zambiya diyaloga girmek yerine Barotseland'ın eski İngiliz korumasında baskıyı artırdı, imprisoning dozens of Barotseland activists on the charge of treason and increasing the police presence in Barotseland while refusing to consider Barotseland’s calls for the peaceful resolution of the issue of Barotseland’s legal status by way of Lahey'de PCA Tahkim.
Bugüne kadar, yaklaşık olarak 10,000 Barotseland temsilcileri PCA tahkim anlaşması imzaladı designed to allow an independent and neutral arbitral tribunal in The Hague to rule upon the status of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 uluslararası hukuka uygun. President Sata of Zambia has steadfastly refused to sign the PCA arbitration agreement, in an apparent recognition that Zambia’s acts flagrantly violated the treaty.
The article in Genç Afrika concerning Barotseland’s enlightened attempts to have the issue of its legal status settled by way of PCA arbitration, Zambiya arayışındayken şiddetten ziyade, was prepared jointly by the BNFA, William Kirtley, Fransız sosyal bilimci, Koralie Wietrzykowski ve Audrey ve Christophe Dugué. It may be found online at https://jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARTJAWEB20140606174635/ and is reproduced below.