14.10 - 2011. Category: News Statement in the UN of New York lawyersAssociation of the Bar of the City of New York urged the UN to react against the natural resources exploitation in the United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee, 6 October 2011.
23.08 - 2011. Category: News Kosmos Energy prolongationsThe agreement signed between Kosmos and the Moroccan government for illegal oil exploration offshore occupied Western Sahara has been prolonged on several occasions.
23.08 - 2011. Category: Archive 2011 Kosmos Energy signed new petroleum agreementUS oil company Kosmos Energy has signed a renewed petroleum agreement for offshore occupied Western Sahara. The new area reduces its illegal acreage off Western Sahara with a third.
29.07 - 2011. Category: Archive 2008 This is Kosmos EnergyThe Texas based company Kosmos Energy is today the only oil company working for Morocco offshore occupied Western Sahara. The exploration agreement is in violation of international law.
10.06 - 2011. Category: Archive 2004-2006 Statement by the SADR Government, 2005"Intended Activities by Companies in Western Sahara Against the Express Wish of the Indigenous Saharawi Population". Statement of 12 oct 2005.
10.06 - 2011. Category: Archive 2004-2006 Upstream, KMG to pull out of Western Sahara, 2006Kerr-McGee is pulling out of Western Sahara following pressure from activists pushing for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) independence from Morocco.
23.03 - 2011. Category: Archive 2011 Kosmos Energy violates the law, Sahrawi republic saysThe US oil firm Kosmos Energy is contributing to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara, and violates both international law and Western Sahara law, according to the representatives of the people of the territory.
09.02 - 2011. Category: Archive 2011 Kosmos Energy prolongs Sahara oil explorationThe US firm Kosmos Energy has signed yet another prolongation of their illegal oil deal in Western Sahara. According to the UN, oil exploration in Western Sahara is in violation of international law.
09.12 - 2010. Category: Archive 2010 WSRW asks international banks to suspend Kosmos fundingWestern Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has asked international banks to halt further funding of the US oil firm Kosmos Energy. The company is exploring for oil offshore occupied Western Sahara.
02.05 - 2009. Category: Archive 2009 Norwatch: Controversial Oil Exploration Finished The Norwegian seismic company Fugro-Geoteam has completed its controversial exploration offshore occupied Western Sahara. Their employer’s plans to become established on the Canary Islands have aroused strong reactions. Norwatch, 15 April 2009.
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 five 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.