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Yearbook of the United Nations 1975

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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Legal questions

On 21 December 1974 the International Court of Justice received a request from the General Assembly for an advisory opinion on two questions: (a) whether Western Sahara (Rio de Oro and Sakiet El Hamra) at the time of colonization by Spain was a territory belonging to no one (terra nullius), and (b) if not, what the legal ties were between that territory and the Kingdom of Morocco and the Mauritanian entity.

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