WSC Newsletter July 2018 17.07 - 2018 20:09 European Commission attempts to circumvent court ruling | Write to your MEP | Opposition from Saharawi groups to new EU trade plan | Morocco asks the EU for more money | Adala UK report on Special Envoy visit | AU Mechanism to resolve WS conflict | New book about the plunder of Western Sahara
WSC communication with the European External Action Service17.07 - 2018 Following a letter from the European Union's External Action Service (EEAS) to the Western Sahara Campaign UK in January this year, inviting us to a meeting, we replied asking for more information. The communication is in relation to the EEAS's supposed aim to consult our organisation in reference to seeking the permission of the Saharawi people regarding future EU-Morocco trade and fisheries agreements.
We never received a reply, or even the courtesy of an acknowledgement, to our second letter. Despite this the WSC is included in the list of organisations that engaged in consultation.
Below are the letters from the EEAS and our replies. Read more
WSC Newsletter May 201815.05 - 2018 Upholding International Law | MINURSO Mandate Renewed | Polisario Thank WSCUK | Camel Conference to Move | New Zealand Imports | P for Plunder 2017 | Sweden and Western Sahara | AC MilanRead more
WSCUK calls on UN to act for Western Sahara23.04 - 2018 Western Sahara Campaign calls on the UN Security Council to act against Morocco’s human rights violations and illegal occupation. Ahead of the Security Council vote on 25 April, the Western Sahara Campaign today wrote to all members of the UN Security Council, drawing attention to the ongoing human rights abuses carried out by Morocco. Read more
Victory for the Saharawi; Victory for WSCUK 27.02 - 2018 The Western Sahara Campaign welcomes the judgement of the European Court on our case that the High Court referred to the European Court on 27 April 2016. The Court have ruled that the EU-Morocco fish deal is illegal if Western Sahara is included.
MINURSO 2018: Write to your MP and Security Council Members23.01 - 2018 Progress towards a political solution to the conflict in Western Sahara remains deadlocked. For the Saharawi, the day-to-day grim reality of stalemate persists. All continue to be denied the right to self-determination which the UN ceasefire agreement promised them some 26 years ago.
We need supporters to write to their local MP in the UK to urge the UK government to take the lead in the UN Security Council in the run-up to the MINURSO vote in April to include a human rights monitoring mandate for the mission. Read more
EU Legal Adviser: EU-Morocco Fisheries Deal is Invalid10.01 - 2018 The Western Sahara Campaign welcomes the opinion of the Advocate-General of Wednesday 10 January on our case that the UK Courts referred to the European Court in early 2016. As the concluding paragraph notes: the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco, including fishing opportunities and financial contribution, are invalid. Read more
WSC Newsletter January 201815.12 - 2017 From the Chair | Death of Young Saharawi in Occupied Dakhla | EU Fish Support to Morocco | UK-Built Wind Farm | Saharawi Caper in South Africa | Amnesty Report | Update from Boujdour Camp | Jytte Guteland MEP | EUCOCO 2017 | New Special Representative AppointedRead more
WSC Newsletter October 201718.10 - 2017 Call for HR monitoring | Sign the Petition | 133 years without peace | EU Trade Talks | Concern over Gdeim Izik Court Case | Sweden and Western SaharaRead more
The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg will tomorrow (Wednesday 6 September 2017) hear oral submissions on behalf of the Western Sahara Campaign UK in relation to our legal case against the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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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