International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Advisory Opinion on Namibia
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Under a claim of right to annex the Namibian territory and under the claim that Namibia’s nationals desired South Africa’s (D) rule, South Africa (D) began the occupation of Namibia. South Africa was subject to a U.N. Mandate prohibiting Member States from taking physical control of other territories because it was a Member State of the United Nations.The Resolution 2145 (XXI) terminating the Mandate of South Africa (D) was adopted by the U.N and the Security Council adopted Resolution 276 (1970) which declared the continuous presence of South Africa (D) in Namibia as illegal and called upon other Member States to act accordingly. An advisory opinion was however demanded from the International Court of Justice.
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