Relevant International Law Documents
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Relevant International Law Documents

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]

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 international and national levels with a view to the suppression and punishment of the crime of apartheid.” [MORE]

Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign Fact Sheet
The Wall and International Law

Information, PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

January 27th, 2004 — Israel’s construction of the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank constitutes a grave violation of human rights and international law. The Apartheid Wall will result in the unilateral demarcation of a new border in the West Bank and the effective annexation of occupied land. Other violations of international law include collective punishment of the civilian population, the seizing of private property by an occupying power, the demolition of houses and property, and the violation of such basic human rights as the right to work and freedom of movement. In this fact sheet, which analyzes the Wall and its impact in the context of international humanitarian and human rights law, is an important resource for making clear that the Wall’s illegality cannot be denied. Click to download in PDF [1 MB]. [MORE]

United Nations Resolution Requesting the International Criminal Court of Justice to Provide an Advisory Opinion on the Legal Status of the Wall

Resolution, United Nations

December 3rd, 2003 — This resolution, from the United Nations General Assembly, requests the International Court of Justice to submit an advisory opinion on the status of the legal consequences of the Wall in accordance with the report of the Secretary-General and with consideration of “the rules and principles of international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions”. [MORE]