Western Sahara: Court of Justice of the European Union annuls EU trade agreement with Morocco

Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 10 December 2015. Front populaire pour la libération de la saguia-el-hamra et du rio de oro (Front Polisario) v Council of the European Union. Case T-512/12. “The Council Decision 2012/497 of 8 March 2012 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of …

Western Sahara: Court of Justice of the European Union annuls EU trade agreement with Morocco

Open letter: Western-Sahara – Extension of Minurso mandate to monitor human rights

ELDH has written its letter with regard to the mandate of MINURSO as defined in the UN Security Council resolution 1979 (2011) and the mandate´s review in April 2012. ELDH is deeply concerned about the human rights situation in the Moroccan occupied territories of Western Sahara. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly reported …

Open letter: Western-Sahara – Extension of Minurso mandate to monitor human rights

The Right to Self-Determination of the Sahrawi People

Last September the ELDH Secretary General, Thomas Schmidt, visited the refugee camps of the Sahrawi People in South-West Algeria, near Tindouf. He had extensive discussions with the families of Sahrawi people who had been detained and subjected to forced “disappearance” in the zone occupied by Morocco. He also spoke to the Sahrawi Human Rights association …

The Right to Self-Determination of the Sahrawi People