UN & Sahara

Summary of the Summary of the Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975 (UN)

WESTERN SAHARA
Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975

In its Advisory Opinion which the General Assembly of the United Nations had requested on two questions concerning Western Sahara, the Court,

With regard to Question I, "Was Western Sahara (Rio de Oro and Sakiet El Hamra) at the time of colonization by Spain a territory belonging to no one (terra nullius)?",

-  decided by 13 votes to 3 to comply with the request for an advisory opinion;

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