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The Assembly REQUESTS Morocco, as an AU Member State, to allow the AU Observer Mission to return to Laayoune, Western Sahara, as well as to allow an independent monitoring of human rights in the Territory. The Assembly REITERATES its repeated calls, in particular its declaration adopted at its ...
Rabat - An Austrian parliament committee rejected a draft resolution which was hostile to Morocco's position on Western Sahara. ... The draft resolution called for the "extension of the mandate of MINURSO to include the monitoring of human rights," an unidentified diplomatic source told Moroccan news ...

The Polisario Front was the only representative of the people of Western Sahara recognized by the General Assembly. Australia, speaking on behalf of a group of countries, regretted that international human rights law continued to be breached and was particularly concerned that the death penalty in Saudi ...
In this regard, the Australian government recommended its companies to provide legal advice before starting their activities in Western Sahara. Finally, the representative of the Government of Australia said that it is possible to consider raising, in the UN Human Rights Council, the issue of Human Rights in ...
The people of Western Sahara were not waiting for colonialists, neo-colonists, or an unresponsive global community to grant them what they are in the business of building for themselves. One shouldn't have to be a human rights expert, a lawyer specializing in international border policy, or a modern-day ...
"According to the international law, the African Union recognizes Western Sahara as a sovereign country and the ECJ reaffirmed on February 27 that Western Sahara is not part of Morocco," the human rights activist stressed. She added that the ECJ "has ruled illegal any agreement with Morocco on ...

... Western Sahara to the Moroccan southern city Laayoune, a demand that Morocco has strongly denounced. The pro-separatist document included statements contradictory to the historical and current positions of the UN and Morocco and calls upon the AU to create a human rights monitoring in Morocco's ...
... 2018 (SPS) - The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has condemned "strongly" the recent attempt of the Moroccan press to discredit the Sahrawi human Rights defender Aminatou Haidar, regretting this assault that impugns the reputations of other human rights defenders and NGOs in Western Sahara.
Geneva, March 02, 2018 (SPS) - Algeria has renewed on Wednesday in Geneva during the 37th session of Human Rights Council, call for integrating a Human Rights section in the UN Mission for referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). It has also called for sending regular missions of the UN High ...
According to Wathelet, the deal should be broken off because it applies to the shores of Western Sahara, an "illegally occupied" area. ... However, if the respect of human rights were a condition sine qua non for the EU to conclude any international agreement, then the Union's political leverage to spread ...
During 2017, Adala UK recorded that the number of cases of people who had been denied entry to or been arbitrarily expelled from Western Sahara by Morocco had reached 76. These people included international observers, human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, those from the solidarity movement ...
Among media freedom and human rights groups, Morocco is often described as having a relatively favourable landscape for media freedom, ... In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the immediate region.
Notwithstanding these rules and principles, we are continually confronted with reports cataloguing the repression of protest action in the occupied territory; the prosecution of activists calling for Sahrawi self-determination or reporting human rights violations; the use of excessive force against Sahrawi ...
Human rights: ANC's focus not solely on Israel ... enhanced by the contributions from our alliance partners, the Mass Democratic Movement, and fraternal partners from across the world, including Western Sahara and Palestine. ... We reaffirmed our solidarity with the people of Western Sahara and Cuba.
The Court concludes that the 'Moroccan fishing zone' under the Protocol does not include the waters adjacent to the territory of Western Sahara." But at a human rights event at the European Union's office in New York City last week, in an hour long session of bragging, this EU over-reach did not come up, and no questions ...
He called upon the Council to look into the occupied territory of Western Sahara and to undertake measures to this effect. Barbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid of Germany, said that with the Human Rights Council, a comprehensive system to ...
According to the director of human rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), Willy Fature, the EU-Morocco fisheries partnership is an important collaboration. Quoted ... The front has been urging the European Union to compensate the Polisario for the "exploitation" of natural resources in Western Sahara without its ...

It called for the expansion of the prerogatives of MINURSO to include monitoring and reporting on human rights, and the release of all Sahrawi political detainees in the various Moroccan prisons. It called also for an end to the illegal looting of natural resources in occupied territories of Western Sahara and ...
During 2017, Adala UK recorded that the number of cases of people who had been denied entry to or been arbitrarily expelled from Western Sahara by Morocco had reached 76. These people included international observers, human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, those from the solidarity movement ...
Shaheed El-Hafed (refugee camps), Feb 10, 2018 (SPS) - The head of the National human rights Council (CNDH) Fafa Si Lakhdar Benzerrouki said Saturday, in Shaheed El-Hafed, Sahrawi refugee camps, that "the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara is a violation of all the international human rights ...
Western Sahara: President Gali receives African Court delegation ... three-day visit to the Sahrawi Republic, during which they met with the Sahrawi Justice minister, the speaker of Sahrawi Parliament, the National human rights Commission, representatives of the civil society and visited SADR institutions.
A crowd en route to join a rally in the city of Laayune is prevented and charged by Moroccan forces. The gathering was directed toward the UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara, MINURSO, urging them to intervene against human rights-violations in Western Sahara. The scene was captured by an ...
... Fact Finding Mission in Western Sahara Territory under the implementation of the decision 689 adopted in 2012 by the 20th CUA session. The AU also called on Morocco "to sign and ratify the African Charter on Human and Peoples' rights and the relevant mechanisms for the defence of human rights.".
According to human rights: Moroccan security forces repeatedly beat and abused people they detained following disturbances on November 8, 2010, in the Western Sahara capital city of El-Ayoun, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces also directly attacked civilians, a Human rights Watch ...
London, Jan 26, 2017 (SPS) - In its annual report of 2018, published on Wednesday, Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) called to "immediately" extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in this occupied ...
In the year's most closely watched trial, a civilian court retried and convicted anew a group of 24 Sahrawi men, including some human rights activists, of complicity in deadly clashes that took place in Western Sahara in 2010. The court sentenced the men to between 20 years and life in prison on the basis of ...
The case arises out of the long-running conflict between Morocco, as occupying power, and the Western Sahara as occupied territory. Spain had exercised its colonial powers over both Morocco and the Western Sahara, and in the 1960s had come under pressure to divest and allow Western Sahara a ...
In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the immediate region. But a new documentary film that charts one independent media group's struggle to document human rights violations in Western Sahara has ...
In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the ... One group that has found itself on the edge of this divide is Equipe Media, a video documentation and human rights group that mainly reports on rights abuses ...
Among media freedom and human rights groups, Morocco is often described as having a relatively favourable landscape for media freedom, ... In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the immediate region.
Rabat - In an apparent attempt to undermine Morocco's stance over the Western Sahara conflict, Algeria's pro-separatist Commissioner for peace and ... and current positions of the UN and Morocco and calls upon the AU to create a human rights monitoring mechanism in Morocco's southern provinces.
... the holding of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara as ... and respect for human rights in the occupied Saharawi territories.".
But while Mauritania had reportedly vacated the Western Sahara, ... However, renowned human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN); the ...
The discussion panel highlighted, in addition to the deplorable human rights situation in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, the difficult ...
Western Sahara: world peace Council - Morocco Attempt to Deny ... to go to the occupied territories to inquire about the human rights situation, ...
The delegation of five parliamentarians seeks to examine the human rights situation in the occupied part of Western Sahara and to meet with ...
... head for the occupied territories of Western Sahara to enquire about the situation of human rights, said Sahrawi Minister Delegate for Europe ...
EUCOCO: Extending MINURSO to human rights protection (final ... in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to the protection of human rights in occupied ...
Paris -- Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings ... conference on protection of human rights in Western Sahara.
Paris, Oct 17, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu ... conference on protection of human rights in Western Sahara.
Regarding Western Sahara, he said Vanuatu was in full support of the ..... she said, adding that that right must be consistent with human rights ...
United Nations, November 7 - On Western Sahara after a long delay, UN .... grave violations of human rights in Western Sahara, under the responsibility of ...
Rabat - Morocco's National human rights Council (CNDH) has ... camp on the outskirts of Laayoun in Western Sahara on November 8, 2010.
... Anniversary of the Moroccan Military Invasion of Western Sahara, ... the systematic violations of the human rights of the Saharawi people, ...
The President of human rights Council urged governments to ensure ..... in the context of human rights, but in Western Sahara, its record was ...
... position from Washington regarding the issue of Western Sahara. ... Nations peace-keeping mission MINURSO monitor human rights in the ...
The recent judgments represent a serious development in Morocco's notorious record of human rights violations in occupied Western Sahara." Maybe the UN ...
Algiers, August 31, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar called Wednesday, in Algiers, for protection of Western ...
Last year it won a ruling by the ECJ which unequivocally stated Western Sahara is not part of Morocco, meaning none of its goods can be ...
Inhofe, who has criticized Morocco's human rights record, supports self-determination for the SADR, also known as Western Sahara. Morocco ...


 

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