"A briefing note for the Pan-African Parliament Committee on International Relations, Cooperation and Conflict Resolution" by Timothy Othieno (Senior researcher of Institute for Global Dialogue), August 2006. http://www.pan-african-parliament.org/Documents Resources_ DisplayDocument.aspx?Type=Docs&ID=173 (Or download in pdf here)
Please see "Recommendations" , especially paragraph e.(p.7): "The PAP should call upon foreign enterprises operating on the basis of agreements signed with the Government of Morocco to withdraw from Western Sahara’s territory and not to do anything that would compromise the peace process."
Report of the Pan-African Parliament Permanent Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution on Peace and Security Situation in Africa, presented to the 7th Ordinary Session of the PAP in May 2007, Midrand, Republic of South Africa http://www.pan-african-parliament.org/Documents Resources_ DisplayDocument. aspx?Type= Docs&ID=519 (Or download in pdf here) Please see the part on Western Sahara, PP.23-26.
Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the three different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.