1973 – Developing countries try to draft multilateral treaty to criminalize apartheid.
New convention – Int’l Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid – 1973 (195) Western states south to block or alter convention
Saw as opportunity for USSR to embarrass west for commercial dealings with SA
Was somewhat political. USSR and US competing for African affections. US refusal to sign hurts US in US, and US in Africa.