Relevant International Law Documents

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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

United Nations Convention on the Crime of Apartheid

United Nations Convention, United Nations

APRIL 11TH, 2004 --
"Observing that the Security Council has emphasized that apartheid and its continued intensification and
expansion seriously disturb and threaten international peace and security, Convinced that an International Convention on the
Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid would make it possible to take more effective measures at the
3 international and national levels with a view to the suppression and punishment of the crime of apartheid." [MORE]


Written statement* submitted by the International Organization for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
(EAFORD), a non-governmental organization in special consultative status to the Secretary-General of the UN [28 January 2004]


Report, Commission on Human Rights

SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2003 --
This report from the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on the Human Rights, John Dugard, addresses
the violation of Palestinian human rights with particular attention given to the Wall in addition to the reality of prisoners,
destruction, and the restriction of movement among other realities under the Occupation. The report addresses the Wall within
the context of Israeli settlements, land annexation, and documents how “The amputation of the Palestinian territory by the Wall
seriously interferes with the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people…” [MORE]

The Illegality of South Africa's Occupation of Namibia

ICJ Ruling, International Court of Justice

JUNE 28TH, 2004 --
In 1971, after years of South Afican Occupation, and countless UN resolutions the ICJ heard the case for
the "Legal Consequences of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia." After deliberations the ICJ found the continued
Occupation of Namibia to be illegal under International law. Shortly thereafter the international community imposed sanctions on
the Apartheid State. Subsequent International isolation, economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure supported the South African
Anti-Apartheid Movement in its struggle against a racist and colonialist regime and have brought South African Apartheid to an
end. [MORE]

“Certain Legal Aspects of the International Campaign Against Apartheid,” Kader Asmal

“It is particularly pertinent to discuss the use of law and lawyers in the struggle against apartheid inasmuch as one of the chief mechanisms used by the apartheid regime to maintain its system of controls over the black majority in South Africa has been a complex web of laws and a judicial system that has served the dictates of exploitation rather than the rule of law.”


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