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Home Self Determination: International Law & Practice >Western Sahara - International Court of Justice: Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975

SELF DETERMINATION:
INTERNATIONAL LAW & PRACTICE

Western Sahara

International Court of Justice
Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975 -
Case Summaries

[see also International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Western Sahara]


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Course of the Proceedings

(paras. 1-13 of Advisory Opinion)

Competence of the Court

(paras. 14-22 of Advisory Opinion)

Propriety of Giving an Advisory Opinion

(paras. 23-74 of Advisory Opinion)

Question 1: "Was Western Sahara (Rio de Oro and Sakiet El Hamra) at the Time of Colonization by Spain a Territory Belonging to No One (terra nullius)?"

(paras. 75-83 of Advisory Opinion)

Question 11: "What Were the Legal Ties of This Territory with the Kingdom of Morocco and the Mauritanian Entity?"

(paras. 84-161 of Advisory Opinion)


 

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