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South West Africa (Liberia v. South Africa)

Proceedings joined with South West Africa (Ethiopia v. South Africa) on 20 May 1961

    Second Phase

    Written Proceedings

  • 15 April 1961
    Memorial submitted by the Government of Liberia (Note by the Registry)
     PDF 21.3 Kb
  • 10 January 1964
    Counter-Memorial filed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa (Books I-IV)
     PDF 18.7 Mb
  • 10 January 1964
    Counter-Memorial filed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa (Books V-VII)
     PDF 18.2 Mb
  • 10 January 1964
    Counter-Memorial filed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa (Books VIII-X)
     PDF 7.4 Mb
  • 20 June 1964
    Reply of the Governments of Ethiopia and Liberia
     PDF 13.2 Mb
  • 22 December 1964
    Rejoinder filed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa (Parts I-III))
     PDF 23.6 Mb
  • 22 December 1964
    Rejoinder filed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa (Parts III-VI)
     PDF 22.6 Mb

Decision(s) of the Court

    • Judgment of 18 July 1966
      Second Phase
       PDF 6.9 Mb
      • Declaration of President Sir Percy Spender (as appended immediately after the judgment)
         PDF 912 Kb
      • Separate Opinion of Judge Morelli (translation)
         PDF 1007.4 Kb
      • Separate Opinion of Judge van Wyk
         PDF 19.7 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Vice-President Wellington Koo
         PDF 3 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Koretsky
         PDF 1.3 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Tanaka
         PDF 9.8 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Jessup
         PDF 15.4 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Padilla Nervo
         PDF 3.7 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Judge Forster (translation)
         PDF 1.2 Mb
      • Dissenting Opinion of Sir Louis Mbanefo
         PDF 2.9 Mb

      Oral Proceedings

    • CR 1965/1
      Minutes of the Public Hearings held from 15 March to 14 July, 20 September to 15 November and 29 November 1965, 21 March and on 18 July 1966, the President, Sir Percy Spender, presiding (Minutes and Annexes to the Minutes)

      Original  PDF 38.3 Mb


    • CR 1965/2
      Minutes of the Public Hearings held from 15 March to 14 July, 20 September to 15 November and 29 November 1965, 21 March and on 18 July 1966, the President, Sir Percy Spender, presiding (Annexes to the Minutes - continued)

      Original  PDF 37.5 Mb


    • CR 1965/3
      Minutes of the Public Hearings held from 15 March to 14 July, 20 September to 15 November and 29 November 1965, 21 March and on 18 July 1966, the President, Sir Percy Spender, presiding (Annexes to the Minutes - continued)

      Original  PDF 30.9 Mb


    • CR 1965/4
      Minutes of the Public Hearings held from 15 March to 14 July, 20 September to 15 November and 29 November 1965, 21 March and on 18 July 1966, the President, Sir Percy Spender, presiding (Annexes to the Minutes - continued)

      Original  PDF 38 Mb


    • CR 1965/5
      Minutes of the Public Hearings held from 15 March to 14 July, 20 September to 15 November and 29 November 1965, 21 March and on 18 July 1966, the President, Sir Percy Spender, presiding (Annexes to the Minutes - concluded)

      Original  PDF 25.3 Mb