WSC Newsletter August 2201.08 - 2022 UNSC Fails To Act | Western Sahara UK Solidarity Conference 29 October | Saharawi Prisoners Take Legal Action | Engie Builds On Occupied Land | Labelling: Can you help? | Morocco's Autonomy Proposal | AU Calls for Inclusion of SADR in TICAD SummitRead more
Don't let the Saharawis be priced out of justice!25.04 - 2022 Our case against the UK government will be heard because people like you pledged over £5,000 in the autumn last year towards the cost cap determined by the court. Without these contributions, the Western Sahara Campaign would not have been permitted to proceed with its case against the UK government that granting trade preferences for goods taken from the Western Sahara without the permission of the people of the territory is illegal.Read more
Support from Saharawi civil society for our court case22.04 - 2022 We are humbled that representatives of Saharawi Civil Society living in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara have written in support of our court case against the British government regarding the inclusion of the territories of occupied Western Sahara in the new trade deal between the UK and Morocco.
You can read the letter below.
Together with our Saharawi brothers and sisters, we seek justice for the Saharawi people.Read more
WSC Newsletter April 2022 12.04 - 2022 Outrage at Spanish Government's Decision | Spain Should Reconsider | Biden Should Not Proceed with Weapons Sales to Morocco | Sultana Khaya - Support and Attack | Tourists Break Moroccan Siege| Women Attacked and Prevented Access to Khaya | Activist targeted with Pegasus spyware | EU defies its highest court
WSC Newsletter December 202120.12 - 2021 Update from the Chair | Greenwashing Occupation - WSRW Report | Oppressive Energopolitics | SADR Climate Plan at COP26 | EUCOCO | The Origins of MINURSO | Trade Unions and Western Sahara | War, Nationalism and Conflict IrresolutionRead more
WSC Newsletter November 202103.11 - 2021 Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate | Saharawi people will continue their struggle to defend their right to self-determination | Peace is only possible on basis of respect for international legality | Climate Colonialism and Climate Justice: the Case of Western Sahara | Reflections on Just Transition(s) in North Africa | Songs For Western SaharaRead more
EU Court throws out deal to exploit Western Sahara resources30.09 - 2021 The EU Court yesterday dealt a heavy blow to Morocco by declaring invalid moves to include Western Saharan resources within a trade deal between the EU and Rabat. The court also acknowledged Polisario to be "recognised internationally as a representative of the people of Western Sahara". Read more
We Need You - Write to the UN14.09 - 2021 In the lead-up to the UN Security Council vote on the renewal of the MINURSO mandate at the end of October, we ask our supporters to work with us.Read more
WSC Newsletter July 2021 02.08 - 2021 Permission for Judicial Review | Controversial Mineral Exploration in Occupied WS | Morocco prepares for illegal mineral exploration | Natural Resources Sovereignty Act | US Exports gas to Occupied WS | Morocco Must Stop Targeting Human Rights Defenders | Imprisoned Activist Held Incommunicado | Human Rights Activist Sulatana Sidbrahim Jaya | National Commission for Prevention of COVID-19
WSC Newsletter May 202111.06 - 2021 POLISARIO Holds UN Responsible | International Council for Saharawi Political Prisoner Sultana Khaya Condemns her Torture and Sexual Assault | Morocco Detains UK Citizen in Occupied Western Sahara | UN Confirms Widespread Violations Perpetrated by Morocco | Should Biden Endorse the Decision to Recognise Morocco's Sovereignty over WS | Reversing Course on Western Sahara Serves US National Interest | P for Plunder 2021Read more
WSC Newsletter March 202111.06 - 2021 WSC Challenges UK-Morocco Association Agreement | Polisario Front Optimistic about ECJ Verdict | MPs Avoid Questions | “As-Usual” Attitude Towards Western Sahara Recipe for Disaster | Time for International Reengagement in Western Sahara | UNHRC must dispatch observer mission to occupied Western SaharaRead more
The abject failure of the Security Council to apply the terms of the 1991 Peace Agreement or even to appoint a new and credible special envoy has led to a resumption of war in the Western Sahara. MINURSO has no referendum to organise, no ceasefire to monitor, and its current mandate lacks a human rights function. In the absence of rapid and substantive actions by the Council, MINURSO will be irrelevant to the Saharawi people at a time when repression in the occupied territory is increasing, economic exploitation deepening, and the refugee camps are on a war footing. All this comes amid the Covid crisis.
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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