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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Non-Self-Governing Territories

Makane Moïse Mbengue

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2019

Subject(s):
Territory, non-self-governing — Colonization / Decolonization

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Trusteeship territories were those territories or colonies placed under the administration of one or more States so commissioned by the UN. As such, the administering authority or authorities of a trusteeship territory were acting under the strict supervision of the Trusteeship Council which was established as one of the principal organs of the UN ( United Nations Trusteeship System ). Non-self-governing territories, by contrast, are not per se subject to a system of strict and direct supervision by the UN. Indeed, under the terms of Art. 73 (e) United Nations...
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