en Human rights violations in Western Sahara ignored for a further year by the UN <p>Year after year, Morocco ensures that the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) does not assume its responsibilities regarding human rights. For yet another year, now 24 in total, the UN Security Council has wasted the opportunity to strengthen MINURSO by including a mandate for human rights. Such a mandate would document abuses that are happening on a daily basis and prevent further gross violations from occurring. It would also help both parties to overcome their mutual distrust and move towards political negotiation.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 09:49:40 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 26137 at UNFair: MINURSO renewed without human rights monitoring <p><a name="ptop"></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 09:38:21 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 26136 at Western Sahara – Home of human rights defender Aminatou Haidar attacked <p>On 14 April 2015, the home of human rights defender&nbsp;<a href="">Aminatou Haidar</a>&nbsp;was attacked by Moroccan police as she hosted United Nations representatives to discuss human rights abuses against the Sahrawi people.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:13:15 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25957 at Pitts Calls on Clinton Foundation to Return Donation <p>&nbsp;<br /> April 10, 2015<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Washington&mdash; Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) is calling on the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative to turn down a donation reportedly given by a Moroccan-based company that is exploiting resources in Western Sahara. Western Sahara is contested territory that has been denied a UN-mandated vote of self-determination for more than a decade.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:32:44 +0000 hamdi salek 25663 at Spanish Judge Accuses Moroccan Former Officials of Genocide in Western Sahara <p>&nbsp;<br /> By CARLOTTA GALLAPRIL 10, 2015<br /> TUNIS &mdash; A Spanish judge has ruled that 11 Moroccan former officials should stand trial on charges of genocide in connection with killings and torture in the former Spanish protectorate of Western Sahara from 1976 to 1991.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:51:27 +0000 hamdi salek 25659 at Call for self-determination of Western Sahara back on AU agenda <p>By Sawi Lutibezi</p> <p> ADDIS ABABA, 04 APR (NAMPA) - Namibia&#39;s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Sudan, Anne Mutelo says the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) is still calling for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 12:16:44 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25516 at International Campaign to add human rights to MINURSO mandate <p>The international campaign to get the UN Security Council to introduce human rights monitoring into the MINURSO mandate and take action to prevent the exploitation of Western Sahara&#39;s natural resources is growing.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In Switzerland, Terre des Hommes delivered a petition to the Swiss Parliament and Federal Council supporting the call to extend MINURSO&#39;s mandate. The petition included the signatures of 45 organisations and individuals.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:13:03 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25281 at Some refused to unpack, thinking they'd go home once the war was won. That was four decades ago <p>Graham Clifford</p> <p> Published<br /> 16/03/2015 | 02:30</p> <p> Mahfuda pauses and manages to fight back the tears. &quot;We have no choice but to keep waiting for the day when our country will be free and we can return home,&quot; she tells me calmly, adding &quot;we must never give up. I know a lot of people over in the cemetery here, they died waiting to return to Western Sahara - we can never give up because of those who died here before us under the desert sun.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:34:04 +0000 dadah mohamed mulud 25040 at New WSRW report reveals importers of Western Sahara phosphate in 2014 <p><a name="ptop">WSRW launches today its overview report containing all clients that have last year purchased phosphate rock from Western Sahara. The report details all volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco&rsquo;s exports from the occupied territory during 2014.</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:41:40 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25003 at The Depraved Indifference of Jean-Paul Carteron in Dakhla, Western Sahara <p>With Jean-Paul Carteron&rsquo;s &ldquo;Welcome to Dakhla&rdquo; message on the Crans Montana Forum website this morning, it is apparent that he is ignoring the wishes of the people of Western Sahara to cancel his forum and is attempting to go ahead with his events in the illegally occupied non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara. His welcome reads:<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:53:04 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24938 at