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

8 (XXXVII). The adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the colonial and racist régime in South Africa[1]23 [2]24

The Commission on Human Rights, Reaffirming that any political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the colonial and racist régime in South Africa strengthen that régime and obstructed the efforts aimed at the elimination of colonialism, apartheid and racial discrimination in South Africa and Namibia, Recognizing that utmost priority must be accorded to international action to ensure the full implementation of the international instruments as well as resolutions of the United Nations for the eradication of racism and apartheid and for the liberation of the people of southern Africa from the racist and colonial régime, Recalling General Assembly resolutions 3382 (XXX) of 10 November 1975, 31/33 of 30 November 1976 and 33/23 of 29 November 1978 and 35/32 of 14 November 1980, Recalling further General Assembly resolutions 3201 (S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of 1 May 1974 containing the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, resolution 3281 (XXIX) Of 12 December 1974, containing the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, resolution 3171 (XXVIII) of 17 December 1973 relating to permanent sovereignty over natural resources of both developing countries and territories under colonial and foreign domination or subjected to the apartheid régime and resolution 3362 (S-VII) of 16 September 1975, Bearing in mind its resolutions 7 (XXXIII) of 4 March 1977, 6 (XXXIV) of 22 February 1978, 9 (XXXV) of 5 March 1979 and 11 (XXXVI) of 26 February 1980, Taking note of resolution 2 (XXXIII) and the relevant parts of resolution 8 (XXXIII) of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Having considered the revised report[3]25 prepared by Mr. Ahmed Khalifa, Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on 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 which contains a general provisional list of banks, transnational corporations and other organizations giving assistance to the racist and colonial régime in South Africa, Deeply concerned at the fact that foreign interests continue to support and give all forms of assistance including the delivery of nuclear supplies and equipment, to the racist régime of South Africa, enabling it to acquire nuclear weapon capability, Conscious of the continuing need to mobilize world public opinion against the political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the racist régime in South Africa,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the Special Rapporteur for his report containing the general provisional list of banks, transnational corporations and other organizations assisting the racist régime in South Africa;

2. Expresses also its full support for the international conference on sanctions against South Africa to be organized by the United Nations in co-operation with the Organization of African Unity scheduled to be held in Paris in May 1981;

3. Affirms the inalienable right of the oppressed peoples of South Africa and Namibia to self-determination, independence and the enjoyment of the natural resources of their territories;

4. Requests all States which have not yet done so to take effective measures to end all forms of collaboration and assistance, including military and nuclear supplies and equipment, to the racist régime which uses such assistance to repress the people of South Africa and Namibia and their national liberation movements as well as commit acts of aggression against neighbouring independent African States;

5. Calls upon the Governments of the countries in which the banks, transnational corporations and other organizations named and listed in the revised report are based, to take effective action to put an end to their trading, manufacturing and investing activities in South Africa and Namibia;

6. Calls upon all States, relevant specialized agencies, non-governmental and other organizations to continue to give wide publicity to the report of the Special Rapporteur;

7. Welcomes the decision of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to mandate Mr. Ahmed Khalifa, Special Rapporteur, to continue to update the list and submit through the Sub-Commission the revised report to the Commission;

8. Decides to consider at its thirty-eighth session the revised report, within the framework of its item on 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.



[1]23 Adopted at the 1611th meeting, on 23 February 1981, by 30 votes to 4, with 6 abstentions. See chap. V. [2]24 A statement of the financial implications of this resolution appears in annex III. [3]25 E/CN.4/Sub.2/425 and Corr. 1-3 and Add. 1-7.
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