Part III The Creation of States in International Organizations, Ch.14 Non-Self-Governing Territories: The Law and Practice of Decolonization
James R Crawford
It is for the people to determine the destiny of the territory and not the territory the destiny of the people. Judge Dillard, sep op, Western Sahara Case 1975 ICJ Rep p 12, 122 Before 1945 there was very little general international concern with colonial issues, and still less with the progress of colonized peoples to self-government. The Mandate and Trusteeship systems provided for progressive development towards independence or self-government of certain colonial territories, but their ambit was restricted, and has remained so. However, at the San Francisco...