UN must not allow the rule of "Might makes Right" to prevail

New York (UN), 12 October 2019 (SPS)-Representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Omar, said Thursday in New York that the United Nations must not " allow the rule of might makes right to prevail in the case of Western Sahara, adding that the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination "can never be supplanted by colonial realities."

"The legal and political nature of the issue of Western Sahara as a decolonisation case is unquestionably clear. Therefore, the main question before this Committee is very simple. Do we allow the rule of “might makes right” to prevail in the case of Western Sahara, and hence allow the Moroccan illegal occupation of the Territory to continue unchallenged, or do we defend unreservedly the principles of international legality and General Assembly resolutions’ related to this issue?" said Sidi Mohamed Omar while speaking before the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee).

"Might makes right is not an option", Sidi added, styressing that "had this rule prevailed, many members of this very Committee and the United Nations itself would remain under the yoke of colonialism and foreign occupation".

The Polisario Front representative urged the Committee to put in place "all necessary measures to allow the people of Western Sahara the chance to exercise freely and democratically their inalienable right to self-determination and independence". (SPS)