The adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa

7 (XXXIII). The adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa[1]11

The Commission on Human Rights, Recalling General Assembly resolution 31/33 , and paragraph 5 in particular, Recalling also its resolution 6 (XXXII) of 1 March 1976, Having taken cognizance of the progress made in the preparation of the study evaluating the adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa (E/CN.4/Sub.2/371), Convinced that the political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given by certain States, directly or through natural or legal persons, encourages the colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa and contributes to the persistence of colonialism, racial discrimination and apartheid in that region,

1. Again denounces and condemns with indignation the political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given by certain States to South Africa and to the illegal minority régime of Southern Rhodesia, either directly or through national or multinational companies;

2. Requests all States to take whatever steps they deem necessary to put an end to such assistance, and, to that end, to implement the measures provided for in paragraph 4 of its resolution 6 (XXXII);

3. Reaffirms that arms sales, nuclear co-operation agreements and the economic activities of national and multinational companies in South Africa, Namibia and Southern Rhodesia constitute blatant acts of complicity in the crime of apartheid (a crime against humanity) and encouragement of the continuation of the policy of racial discrimination and colonialism, and represent a direct cause of the persistence of the illegal occupation of Namibia by the racist régime of South Africa and of the build-up of its military presence on Namibian territory in order to commit acts of aggression against the neighbouring African States and to interfere in their internal affairs;

4. Requests the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and its Special Rapporteur on the question of the adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa to prepare the necessary material for a provisional general list identifying those individuals, institutions, including banks, and other organizations or groups, as well as representatives of States, whose activities constitute political, military, economic or other forms of assistance to the colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to prepare, for submission to the Sub-Commission at its thirty-first session, a preliminary report on the existence of partial lists concerning violations of fundamental human rights in southern Africa drawn up by other United Nations bodies;

6. Invites any competent intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that possess information likely to be of assistance in the preparation of the list referred to in paragraph 4 above to place that information at the disposal of the Secretary-General for transmission to the Sub-Commission before its thirty-first session;

7. Expresses its thanks to the Special Rapporteur;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to accord to the Special Rapporteur all necessary assistance in order that his report may be completed as soon as possible;

9. Decides to place on the agenda of the thirty-fourth session, as a separate priority item, the question of "The adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to colonial and racist régimes in southern Africa".



[1]11 Adopted at the 1416th meeting, on 4 March 1977, by a roll-call vote of 24 in favour, 4 against and 4 abstentions. See chap. VI.
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