Human Rights Briefing21.07 - 2019 Human rights violations: A tool of the Moroccan state to maintain their occupation of Western Sahara
Police violence, false imprisonment, unfair trials, sexual violence, and torture are systematically perpetrated against the people of Western Sahara by the Moroccan state. These violations are enabled and emboldened by the failure of the members of the UN Security Council - including the UK - to uphold their obligation to provide a referendum on self-determination. Not only has the UN failed in this obligation but it has repeatedly refused to mandate the UN Peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to monitor human rights. This is despite repeated calls to do so from Saharawi, international human rights organisations and UN human rights experts. As a result, MINURSO is one of only a handful of missions without such a mandate, allowing violations to be enacted with impunity.Read more
WSCUK hosting Aminatou Haidar18.06 - 2019 The Western Sahara Campaign is delighted to be hosting Aminatou Haidar in a visit to London the week of 24 June 2019. Aminatou is one of Africa's most prominent human rights activists and will help to spread the message of the Saharawi cause while she is in London.Read more
TAKE ACTION!13.04 - 2019 In the run-up to the UN Security Council vote on the renewal of the MINURSO mandate at the end of this month, we are asking you, our partners and supporters, to work with us to contact members of the United Nations Security Council. Read more
WSC Newsletter February 201909.03 - 2019 Need for Litigation | Royal Visit to Morocco | Business as Usual | Scrutiny Committee | Human Rights Watch | Freedom House | End of the Conflict? | Asylum Seekers in SpainRead more
WSC Newsletter October 201825.10 - 2018 MINURSO | A message to Europe | Open letter to the UNSC | Amnesty International statement | Agricultural Deal | Reviving the Peace ProcessRead more
WSC Newsletter July 201817.07 - 2018 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 SaharaRead more
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.
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
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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