Legal aspects of the forms of international co-operation between the Soviet Union and African states
Olajumoke, Wilfred Olabode
The thesis is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 starts with attempts to restate the legal significance of General Assembly resolutions, since the principles of cooperation discussed in this chapter, and which form the basis on which co-operation between the Soviet Union and the African States are regulated, are products of General Assembly resolutions and declarations. It then discusses the controversial 'new principles' which the Soviets claim are specifically applied in relations with the new states. Chapter IX deals with practice and forms of diplomatic relations between the two sides, exposing specific practices in this relationship. Legal forms of co-operation are not restricted to bilateral relations, and Chapter III thus examines joint co-operation at the United Nations. Chapter IV deals with various agreements regulating aid, trade and other forms of economic relations. Also, such Soviet economic institutions as the State Monopoly of Foreign Trade. The Soviet Trade Representatives as related to the African States are also critically examined. Chapter V examines the various agreements in the fields of cultural co-operation such as Education, Health, Joint Research and so forth. The last chapter examines the effect of the attitudes and contributions of Soviet-African co-operation on international law, discussing such institutions as sources of law, recognition and the reception of traditional international law.