• Short Summary

    South African Prime Minister, John Vorster, has rejected Monday's (21 June) World Court ruling that South Africa should surrender its occupation of South West Africa.

  • Description

    South African Prime Minister, John Vorster, has rejected Monday's (21 June) World Court ruling that South Africa should surrender its occupation of South West Africa. In an address to the nation on Monday night, the Prime Minister dismissed the World Court's advice to the United Nations Security Council that South Africa illegally occupied South West Africa, and he declared that his government would continue to administer the territory.

    South Africa was granted a mandate to administer the former German colony by the League of Nations 50 years ago. The International World Court, at the Hague has now supported a U.N. decision that the mandate should be revoked, and that the territory should be administered by a U.N. Commission. The Court reached its decision on a 13-2 majority, with the British and French judges dissenting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23OSP4GP51SOK14E0UZBMUEOX
    Media URN:
    VLVA23OSP4GP51SOK14E0UZBMUEOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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