The one thing that’s intriguing about the ongoing Virginia furore is that at no stage did the “Virginia 11” make any appeal to the Panel.
And, frankly, what would be the point? First, 815 has made it perfectly clear that the Panel will now be ignored. Second, the alternative structures that the Global South Primates asked for are now being established. Why, then, would anyone appeal to be protected within an organisation that is about to be given the boot when they can easily move into one that is, presumably, about to be officially recognised at Tanzania?
All this, I suspect, means that the Panel of Reference (as far as TEC is concerned) will be superfluous. Perhaps, now, they could turn their useful selves to other important matters.
Whatever happened to RecifÃ©?