Petitions and communications relating to South West Africa

1356. Petitions and communications relating to South West Africa

The General Assembly, Having accepted the advisory opinion of 11 July 1950 of the International Court of Justice on the question of South West Africa,[1] Having authorized the Committee on South West Africa, by resolution 749 A (VIII) of 28 November 1953, to examine petitions in accordance with the Mandates procedure of the League of Nations, Having received a report[2] from the Committee dealing with petitions and related communications from Chief Samuel Witbooi, Chief Hosea Kutako, the Reverend Michael Scott, Mr. Jariretundu Kozonguizi, the Reverend Markus Kooper, Mr. J. Dausab and others in the Hoachanas Native Reserve, Chief P. Keharanyo, Mr. Jacobus Beukes, Messrs. J. G. A. Diergaardt, J. H, Mall, P. Diergaardt and others in the Rehoboth Community, Messrs. Toivo Ja-Toivo and F. Isaacs, Mr. Neville Rubin, and Mr. Hans Beukes, Noting that these petitions and communications raise questions concerning various aspects of the administration of the Territory of South West Africa and of conditions in the Territory upon which the Committee has presented a report,[3] Decides to draw the attention of the petitioners to the report and observations of the Committee on South West Africa regarding conditions in the Territory, submitted to the General Assembly at its fourteenth session, and to the action taken by the Assembly on this report. 838th plenary meeting,
17 November 1959.

[1] International status of South West Africa, Advisory Opinion: I.CJ, Reports 1950, p. 128. [2] Official Records of the General Assembly, Fourteenth Session, Supplement No. 12 (A/4191), part I, section III. [3] Ibid., part II.

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