Natural Resources

The marginalized Saharawi citizens invite themselves to the conference on regionalisation

May 20th, 2014 | By

El Aaiún, 17 May 2014 On 11 May 2014, at 6 p.m., a conference was organized in Smara on “Advanced Regionalisation”, attended by the former Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs and member of the Secretariat of PJD, Sa’ad Eddine El Othmani. More than 100 Saharawi unemployed workers invaded the room before the end of the
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Protest in Dakhla-Villa Cisneros against the plundering of the Saharawi natural resources

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

Dakhla-Villa Cisneros, 30 January On Wednesday, 29 January 2014, the occupying forces intervened against more than 50 Saharawi citizens who gathered in front of the Wilaya of occupied Dakhla to demand their rights to work and housing. The demonstrators carried placards and banners exposing the systematic plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara by
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EXCLUSIVE:THE LEGAL SERVICE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONSIDERS THE EU-MOROCCO AGRICULTURAL AGREEMENT TO BE ILLEGAL

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

New document provided by WSHRW as an exclusive worldwide presentation. A new exclusive world first revelation by WSHRW. For the first time is published the opinion of the Legal Service of the European Parliament on the so-called “Agricultural Agreement”, the new Association Agreement between the EU and Morocco signed at the end of 2009, at
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Peaceful Protest in favour of Human Rights monitoring by MINURSO, repressed by Morocco

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

El Aaiún, 15 January On 15 January, in El Aaiún, the capital of occupied Western Sahara, several demonstrations took place on different places of Maatala neighbourhood and on Smara Avenue. These demonstrations were called by the Coordination of Saharawi Human Rights Associations in the framework of the national and international campaign to broaden the mandate
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Human Rights and fisheries – bloody days in Western Sahara

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

In occupied El Aaiún, 10 December and 11 December The International Human Rights Day, on December 10, is traditionally celebrated by the Saharawi people in the occupied territories with peaceful demonstrations. They then demand respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for their own people and other oppressed people in the world, in particular
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Morocco intensifies repression before European MEPs vote new EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement Protocol: preliminary list of the victims

Dec 8th, 2013 | By

El Aaiún, 8 December Yesterday, 7th December, the Akdeim Izik Platform organized a peaceful demonstration at Smara Avenue in the occupied city of El Aaiún, to express the Saharawi People’s refusal and rejection of the new signed EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement Protocol which will be put to vote for ratification by European Parliament next 10 December. Moroccan occupying
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“No fish without our consent !”

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

El Aaiún, 7 December On Saturday, 7 December, at 17h00 GMT, more than 60 Saharawis gathered on the sidewalks of Smara Avenue, in occupied El Aaiún, to protest against the Protocol renewing the Fisheries Agreement between the European Union and Morocco, which also covers the waters of Western Sahara, being mainly used by Spanish vessels.
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Pan African Parliament “THE NEW EU-MOROCCO FISHERIES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT, A VIOLATION OF THE TERRITORIAL RIGHT OF THE SAHARAWI PEOPLE”

Dec 5th, 2013 | By
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

REF: PAP/PRES-EP/368 DATE: 1ST DECEMBER, 2013 Mr Martin Schulz President of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium Your Excellency, THE NEW EU-MOROCCO FISHERIES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (FPA): A VIOLATION OF THE TERRITORIAL RIGHT OF THE SAHARAWI PEOPLE On behalf of the Bureau and members of the Pan African Parliament, let me once again thank you for honouring
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WSHRW position on the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol of 2013

Nov 12th, 2013 | By

WSHRW DEMANDS CLARIFICATIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE RATIFICATION OF THE EU-MOROCCO FISHERIES PROTOCOL IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EUROPEAN LAW Brussels, 12 November Western Sahara Human Rights Watch (WSHRW) considers that in the light of the opinion of the Legal Services of the European Parliament (EP) dated November 4, 2013 (SJ 0665/13), the
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THE EVIDENCE OF FRAUD OF THE EU-MOROCCO FISHERIES AGREEMENT

Nov 10th, 2013 | By

Sunday, 10 November The EU/Morocco fisheries agreement pretends to allow European vessels to fish in “Moroccan” waters, but it actually aims fraudulently at fishing in the waters of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco. A report published by the so-called “Economic, Social and Environmental Council” (referred to by its French acronym CESE) has officially declared that
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