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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 ...


 

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