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Title:The Namibian Constitution and the application of international law
Author:Erasmus, G.
Periodical:South African Yearbook of International Law
Geographic term:Namibia
Subject:international law
Abstract:The new Constitution of Namibia, which came into effect on 21 March 1990, established a new arrangement with respect to the application of international law in the new State. Firstly, this article describes the application of international law prior to independence and the attitude of the South African courts in applying international law rules. Then it turns to the Namibian Constitution, which explicitly incorporates international law and makes it part of the law of the land (art. 144). The article describes the general characteristics of the Constitution, its constitutional provisions, general rules of international law, treaties, self-executing agreements, and executive agreements. It will be the task of Namibia's courts to decide clearly the place of international law in the municipal sphere. Notes, ref.