Island Oil and Gas, a company which explores for oil for an occupying power on occupied land, in violation of the United Nations opinion in 2002, has published new maps of Western Sahara on their homepages.
The new maps, which were recently published here, define Western Sahara as part of Morocco.
No state in the world recognises Morocco's claims to Western Sahara. Those claims have even been rejected by the International Court of Justice.
The unethical company, based in Dublin, is financially and politically supporting the illegal occupation, in the disregard of the wishes of the Sahrawi people.
Western Sahara Resource Watch demands the company's immediate withdrawal from the occupied country.
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.
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.
Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know.