A Special Report: Southern Africa

by Southern Africa Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
with Gay McDougall
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, summer 1981
Publisher: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
8 pages
Contents:  The State v. Oscar Mpetha-The Elimination of a Troublesome Campaigner • May 31st - South African Republic Day Symbol of Repression - Day of Resistance • Sanctions Against Apartheid • United Nations Holds Seminar on Legal Issues Concerning Namibia • Congress Examines Reagan Request to Repeal Clark Amendment • International Commission of Inquiry Issues Scathing Report on South Africa's Policy of Apartheid and Its Actions Toward Namibia and Angola • This newsletter by the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discusses the Terrorism Act, death sentences, grassroots political expression, the Nyanga Residents' Association, the South Africa Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), the African Food and Canning Workers Union, a bus boycott, the Bus Action Committee, the African and Coloured townships around Cape Town, the Nyanga Council, commuters, detained, taxi drivers, riot police, incommunicado, the Criminal Procedure Act, the Steve Biko Inquest, the British House of Commons, the South African Act of Union, the British Commonwealth, Republic Day, mass protests, school boycotts, labor strikes, prayer vigils, the African National Congress (ANC), Soweto, Robert Kapp, the United Nations-sponsored International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa at UNESCO House in Paris, anti-apartheid organizations, economic sanctions against South Africa, Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the mandatory arms embargo, the Security Council, foreign investment, gold mining, oil, Foreign Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Salim A. Salim, the All African People’s Conference, General Assembly resolution 2145 (XXI) of October 27, 1966, the mandate of South Africa over the territory of Namibia, the Council for Namibia, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Walvis Bay, Decree No. 1 for the Protection of the Natural Resources of Namibia, covert U.S. involvement in Angola, the CIA, the Ford Administration, the Security Assistance Act of 1982, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Foreign Aid Authorization Bill (H.R. 3175), UNITA, Cubans, the Soviet Union, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Percy and Tsongas, military aid, International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Racist and Apartheid Regime of Southern Africa, Ramsey Clark, SWAPO, torture, NATO, humanitarian law (the Hague Convention, the Geneva Convention of 1949 and the Additional Protocol of 1977), liberation movement fighters, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1966 International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights, prisoners of war, black workers, Bantustans, the Reagan administration, Foreign Minister Pik Botha, the Office of Export Administration, the South Africa Coast Guard, UN Resolution 435, student representative councils, the University of Witwatersrand, Republic Day boycotters, demonstrations, police, tear gas, batons, dogs, guns, people arrested/detained, the Riotous Assemblies Act, assistance to defendants, trials, transnational corporations, military use, Citibank, foreign loans, a nuclear weapon, weapons-grade material, uranium, supply of nuclear equipment, transfer of technology, and  provision of training and exchange of scientists.
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia