Campaigners unite to say 40 years not forgotten08.11 - 2015 UK campaigners braved the rain on Saturday 7th November to demonstrate outside the Moroccan Embassy in London. In a demonstration of solidarity, people came together to show that after 40 years of occupation the people of Western Sahara are not forgotten. Protesters gathered outside the embassy chanting “40 years not forgotten, 40 years out Morocco!” This will be followed by letters delivered to the Embassies of all the members of the UN Security Council. Read more
Sahara Analysis 88: October 201501.11 - 2015 7th November 1975 - join us in marking 40 years; Support the Saharawi flood victims; High Court rule in our favour; the AU's legal opinion over Moroccan plunder in Western Sahara; Morocco “denounces and rejects” UN recommendations; Morocco dumps fish in Western Sahara; land confiscated; Morocco suppresses peaceful Saharawi demonstrations; WSAF and WSRW Submission to the UN General Assembly Special Political and Decolonisation Committee.Read more
What were you doing on 7 November 1975?29.10 - 2015 Some of you hadn't been born yet. Others may have been watching the Wombles on kids TV. Others wearing flares and listening to Glam Rock. Others may have been celebrating Angolan independence.
You probably weren't in the Spanish Colony of Western Sahara listening anxiously to the news that thousands of Moroccans were gathering to march into your country and claim it for the king of Morocco. On 6th November he had called for a Green March to be organised and although the thousands of moroccans who answered his call never crossed the border in significant numbers it must have been a frightening prospect.Read more
Sahara Analysis 86: September 201513.09 - 2015 40 years too long - support us in marking the anniversary; POLISARIO sign the Geneva Convention; Collective Hunger Strike - join us; oil drilling onshore in Western Sahara; Morocco allow registration of Sahrawi human rights organisationRead more
Geneva Convention - Swiss Support for POLISARIO13.09 - 2015 Almost unnoticed by the public, the freedom movement for the Western Sahara won a big victory in June on an international level of justice. The Polisario Front committed itself to abide by the four Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols in its conflict with Morocco, thereby placing the conflict under the jurisdiction of humanitarian international law, which is legally binding for both parties.Read more
Our Days In Court24.07 - 2015 Last week the High Court heard the WSC’s case on Government policy regarding agreements with Morocco that do not distinguish the territory of Western Sahara.Read more
Sahara Analysis 86: June 201530.06 - 2015 Our day in court approaches - we need your help; 243 organisations write to Security Council over Western Sahara's oil; Morocco's campaign to influence Clinton; John West and Saharawi Sardines; Morocco's lobbying of the UN; Western Sahara's 'conflict tomatoes'; Phosphate plunder continues.
- a Judicial Review of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom's treatment of products originating in Western Sahara being imported into the United Kingdom as Moroccan for the purposes of the EU – Morocco Association Agreement.
- a Judicial Review of the Department for Food and Rural Affairs's granting licences to fish in the territories of Western Sahara under the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco. Read more
Sahara Analysis 85 - March 201530.03 - 2015 WSC has its day in court; #40YearsOccupied; Kosmos finds oil; EU continues to wash its hands; Norway champions ethical behaviour; Morocco obstrucst UN; WSRW report revealing importers of phosphates; Sahrawi refugees protest against Glencore.
Background information for WSCUK's application for a Judicial Review05.03 - 2015 Western Sahara is rich in natural resources – particularly in fish and phosphates. The Saharawi people themselves rarely have the right to profit from these industries, or to find employment in their extraction, production or sale. The Moroccan government creates highly favourable tax and salary incentives to encourage Moroccans to relocate to Western Sahara in order to work for the government in these industries. As a consequence, Moroccans largely take all the jobs in these industries, entrenching the occupation, and economic disempowerment among Saharawi. Read more
WSCUK's Application for a Judicial Review picked up by The Guardian05.03 - 2015 From The Guardian: Accurate labelling of consumer produce is a familiar part of the struggle for Palestinian rights under Israeli occupation and a striking example of global citizen empowerment. Now campaigners for the freedom of Western Sahara are making similar demands to try to undermine Morocco’s control of the territory.Read more
WESTERN SAHARA CAMPAIGN UK
The Western Sahara Campaign works in solidarity with the Saharawi people to generate political support in order to advance their right to self-determination and to promote their human rights.
Our role is to lobby the UK Government and the EU. You can help us to ensure the UK does not ignore the voice of the Saharawi people.
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