Legal Consequences for the states of the continued presence of South Africa in Namibia


Namibia had been annexed by South Africa during the First World War. Namibia was then German South West Africa. The League of Nations gave SA a mandate to rule the country and lead it to independence.

1946 League of Nations was dissolved.

UN demanded decolonisation

International Court of Justice.


1971. The court cited a UN resolution declaring the South African occupation of the country to be contrary to international law.

South Africa claims to act for the people of Namibia.

States must not recognise the pretended South African claim to suzerainity over this country’

Apartheid runs counter to South Africa’s vaunted mission of civilising the people.

Apartheid policies have a deleterious effect on the inhabitants of this nation and this goes against the grain of the UN Charter

States are required to recognise the illegality of South Africa’s occupation


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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