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.Read more
- 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
Sahara Analysis 83 - August 201428.08 - 2014 The latest issue of Sahara Analysis. US oil company Kosmos energy is set to drill in Western Saharan waters; Polisario mounts a legal challenge to the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement; and more.
Dozens injured in peaceful protest 23.06 - 2014 Dozens of Saharawi have been injured during a peaceful protest in El Aaiun. The protest was held to call for MINURSO to carry out human rights monitoring in Western Sahara and to call for the release of political prisoners.
The demonstrators were reportedly pelted with stones, beaten with sticks and batons, kicked, and slapped by Moroccan security forces.
Morocco’s violent attacks on peaceful protestors constitute a grave violation of freedom of assembly.Read more
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