Tuesday 16 November, 14:30 - 16:00, in the European Parliament. Speakers: former UN envoy Francesco Bastagli, Law Professor Carlos Ruiz Miguel and Saharawi human rights defender Aminetu Haidar. For access badges, please send complete name, nationality and date of birth to email@example.com.
The seminar is co-hosted by Western Sahara Resource Watch and the European Parliament's Intergroup for Western Sahara.
Chairs: Ivo Vajgl (ALDE) Raül Romeva i Rueda (Greens/EFA)
Speakers: Francesco Bastagli, former Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Carlos Ruis Miguel, Law Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela Aminetu Haidar, Saharawi human rights defender
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