048- The Northern Cameroons (Cameroon vs UK)
On May 30th 1961, the Republic of Cameroon filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the United Kingdom for violation of the trusteeship agreement applying to the territory of Cameroon under British administration (northern Cameroon), and in particular the attachment of part of the territory under English protectorate to the State of Nigeria and not to southern Cameroon (it under French administration).
In its judgment of December 2nd, 1963, the ICJ decided that a judgment on the matter could not produce any effect on the decision of the UN General Assembly stipulating the annexation of northern Cameroon to Nigeria in accordance with the results of a plebiscite monitored by the United Nations. It therefore declined to rule on the merits of the case.
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