Petitions relating to the Territory of South West Africa

1563. Petitions relating to the Territory of 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 from the Committee dealing with petitions relating, inter alia, to the status of South West Africa and conditions in the Territory, the situation in the Windhoek Native Location, the removal of the Native Location in Walvis Bay, conditions in the Ovamboland Native Reserve, conditions in the Hoachanas Native Reserve, general conditions in the Rehoboth Community, the imprisonment of Mr. Toivo Ja-Toivo, the question of the return of Hereros in Bechuanaland to South West Africa and a request for a scholarship from a student in South West Africa,[2] Noting that these petitions raise questions relating to various aspects of the administration of South West Africa and of conditions in the Territory, upon which the Committee has presented a report, Draws the attention of the petitioners concerned to the report and observations of the Committee on South West Africa regarding conditions in the Territory submitted to the General Assembly at its fifteenth session,[3] and to the action taken by the Assembly on this report. 954th plenary meeting,
18 December 1960.

[1] International status of South-West Africa, Advisory Opinion: I.C.J. Reports, 1950, p. 128. [2] Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifteenth Session, Supplement No. 12 (A/4464), part I, section IV. [3] Ibid., part II.

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