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SOUTH-WEST AFRICA CASES
(PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS)

Judgment of 21 December 1962

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In conclusion, any interpretation of the term "another Member of the League of Nations" must take into consideration all of the relevant facts and circumstances relating to the act of dissolution of the League, in order to ascertain the true intent and purposes of the Members of the Assembly in adopting the final resolution of 18 April 1946.

The Court concluded that Article 7 of the Mandate was a treaty or convention still in force within the meaning of Article 37 of the Statute of the Court and that the dispute was one which was envisaged in Article 7 and could not be settled by negotiation. Consequently the Court was competent to hear the dispute on the merits.

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