oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - South West Africa: The background, content and significance of the opinion of the World Court of 21 June 1971



As long as the Security Council has no means of enforcing its South West Africa resolutions by some chapters 5 or 6 peace force, and as long as enforcement measures under chapter 7 remain improbable, it is ultimately for South Africa to decide whether it will be prepared to render these resolutions effective. In this respect, it will be incumbent on South Africa to define its position not only as regards South West Africa, but also vis-a-vis the United Nations, and to indicate on what basis it is prepared to resume a debate on South West Africa.


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