The United Nations and Decolonization: The Role of Afro - Asia

The United Nations and Decolonization: The Role of Afro - Asia

by Y. El-Ayouty

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ISBN-13: 9789024750214
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/31/1971
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1971
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I Ideological Background of the Interpretation of the United Nations Role Toward Non-Self-Governing Territories.- I: The Effects of World War II on the Afro-Asian Position at the San Francisco Conference.- A. Impact of World War II on the Colonial Problem.- B. Anti-Colonial Declarations and Principles Formulated During the War.- C. Evolution of Chapter XI at the San Francisco Conference.- 1. Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations.- 2. Main Proposals at San Francisco.- 3. “General Policy” in the Working Paper.- 4. Adoption of the Declaration.- 2: The Declaration Regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories and the Concepts of International Responsibility for Colonial Administration.- A. Nature of the Obligations under Chapter XI.- 1. The Text.- 2. Terminological Ambiguity.- 3. Institutional Effects of Ambiguity.- 4. The Afro-Asian Juridical and Non-Juridical Approaches.- B. Conceptual Evolution of International Accountability.- 1. The Beginnings of International Accountability Under Chapter XI.- 2. International Accountability Versus Domestic Jurisdiction.- 3. Changing Climate of Colonialism (1947–1948).- C. The “Paramountcy of Interests” and the “Sacred Trust”.- 1. The “Paramountcy of Interests”.- 2. The “Sacred Trust”.- a) Origins of the Concept.- b) The Belgian Thesis: Its Tenets and Weaknesses.- D. The Right of Self-Determination.- II The United Nations’ Method of Organization for Dealing with the Non-Self-Governing Territories.- 3: The Afro-Asian Attitude Towards the Creation of One-Year Committees on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories: 1946–1948.- A. Steps Leading to the Creation of a Committee on Information.- B. Creation of the Ad Hoc Committee in 1946.- C. Creation of the Special Committee on Information in 1947.- D. The 1948 Arguments Regarding the Duration, Composition and Competence of the Special Committee on Information.- 4: Impact of the Afro-Asian Position on the Establishment and Continuation of Committees on Information for Three-Year Periods: 1949–1958.- A. The 1949 Debate and the Establishment of the Special Committee on a Three-Year Basis.- B. Effects of Assembly Resolutions of the Fifth and Sixth Sessions on Functions and Powers.- 1. Assembly Resolutions Adopted During the Fifth and Sixth Sessions (1950–1952).- 2. Manifestations of Procedural, Functional and Power Growth in 1952.- C. The 1952 Renewal of the Committee on Information.- D. The Committee’s Renewal in 1955.- 1. Background of Assembly Resolutions.- 2. Renewal of the Committee on Information.- E. The Last Renewal of the Committee for a Three-Year Period in 1958.- III The United Nations’ Method of Procedure for Dealing with the Non-Self-Governing Territories.- 5: The Afro-Asian Emphasis on the General Assembly’s Competence in the Determination of Non-Self-Governing Territories.- A. The Evolution of the Assembly’s Competence in the Study of Factors (1946–1953).- 1. The Initial Search for a Definition of “Non-Self-Governing”.- 2. The Assembly Decides to Study the Factors (1949).- 3. The First Interim List of Factors (1951–52).- a) Report of the Special Committee on Information.- b) Recommendations of Sub-Committee 9 of the Fourth Committee.- 4. The 1952 Ad Hoc Committee on Factors.- 5. The Last Ad Hoc Committee on the Study of Factors (1953).- B. The Formulation of Principles (1960).- 1. Background Developments.- 2. The Special Committee of Six on the Transmission of Information under Article 73 (e) of the Charter.- C. Application of Factors and Principles to Cases of Cessation and Commencement of the Transmission of Information: Selected Cases.- 1. The General Assembly and Questions of Cessation (1946–1959).- a) General Review.- b) A Selected Case: Puerto Rico (1953).- 2. The General Assembly and Questions of Commencement (1956–1963).- a) General Review.- b) A Selected Case: Southern Rhodesia (1961–1962).- 6: The New Afro-Asian Formula for Swift Decolonization and the Follow-up of Chapter XI.- A. Adoption of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1960).- B. Dissolution of the Committee on Information.- 1. The New Institutional Arrangements.- 2. The Committee’s Dissolution (1963).- IV Conclusions.- 7: Recapitulation of the Main Afro-Asian Contributions.- A. Effect of the Afro-Asian Action on the Evolution of Chapter XI.- B. Broad Conclusions.- 8: Developments from 1963 to 1970.- A. Introductory Comment.- B. Main developments of the 1960’s.- Territories Which Became Independent Since The Establishment of the United Nations.- I. Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories.- II. Other Territories.- III. Guide Showing Original Names of the Territories.

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