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024- Voting Procedure on Questions relating to Reports and Petitions concerning South West Africa

By application of December 6th 1954, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was called upon to rule once again on the question of the legal situation of South West Africa. This request followed the Court’s advisory opinion in the case 010- International Status of South-West Africa.

It was requested to rule on the conformity of article F of resolution 9o4 (IX) of November 23rd, 1954 with the opinion previously issued on 11 July 1950. That article provided that “Decisions of the General Assembly on matters relating to reports and petitions relating to the territory of South West Africa shall be considered important matters within the meaning of Article 18, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations”.

In its opinion delivered on June 7th, 1955, the ICJ considered that Article F corresponded to an exact interpretation of the opinion previously issued.

Advisory Opinion of 07-06-1955.pdf

This summary is provided for informational purposes only, does not involve the responsibility of Dome and should in no way be used as a substitute for a careful reading of the judgment and order of the case.