Polisario files legal complaint against French seafood companyconnetable_610.jpg
18.09 - 2018 16:52
Today, Polisario filed a criminal complaint against French seafood producer Chancerelle for aiding and abetting Morocco in the transfer of its civil population in occupied Western Sahara, economic discrimination and false labeling.
Read more
tn_newzealand610.jpg
The New Zealand phosphate controversy for dummies13.09 - 2018
The two New Zealand companies Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, now the only two clients of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara in the world, are defending their purchases on social media. Here is what is wrong with what they claim. Read more
tn_doublerejoice2012_610.jpg
US imports of Western Sahara conflict rock to end 13.09 - 2018
A landmark decision has been made. The large-scale exports of conflict phosphates from occupied Western Sahara to the United States will stop this year. Read more



tn_dipromer_609.jpg
Frozen fish flying from occupied Western Sahara to Spain07.09 - 2018
Frozen fish from El Aaiún in occupied Western Sahara is exported on a weekly basis to Las Palmas on the Canary Islands, via a Royal Air Maroc commercial flight. Read more
tn_ocp_protest_17_december_2016_600_200.jpg
European Parliament "fact finding" mission to Western Sahara31.08 - 2018
A group of Europarliamentarians is about to travel to occupied parts of Western Sahara to assess whether including the territory in the trade deal with Morocco is a good idea.Read more


ISOCARD backtracks on moving camel conference out of Western Saharaisocard_610.jpg
21.08 - 2018
Despite promises of moving its triennial conference from El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara, to a city in Morocco proper, ISOCARD now states it will not do so, because "it has no power to change the city" - indicating the organisation's lack of backbone to go against its Moroccan hosts.
Read more
Sweden says EU-Morocco trade proposal fails court ruling20.08 - 2018
"Sweden is not satisfied that the outcome of the consultation process can be said to constitute the free and informed consent of the people of Western Sahara", the country formally explained its abstention in the EU Council vote on the Western Sahara trade scheme.Read more
tn_bitcoin.jpg
Bitcoins behind giant wind farm controversy in occupied Western Sahara09.08 - 2018
New York based private equity firm, Brookstone Partners, is reportedly set to build a highly controversial 900 megawatt wind farm in Dakhla, in the south of occupied Western Sahara.Read more



tn_liste_licenses2.jpg
Morocco grants only 5% of fishing licences off Dakhla to Saharawis27.07 - 2018
New documentation shows that only 4 out of 75 purse seiners that the Moroccan government have licenced to fish on the pelagic stocks off Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara, are controlled by Saharawis. Read more
tn_puerto_aaiun_front.jpg
EU Court confirms: Western Sahara not part of EU-Morocco fish deal26.07 - 2018
For the third time, the highest Court of the European Union has confirmed that Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara. In its new ruling dated 19 July 2018, the Court confirms that the EU's fisheries agreement with Morocco cannot be applied to the territory.Read more


Large Russian-Chinese-British oil study in Western Saharageoex_610.jpg
25.07 - 2018
With all multinational oil companies in occupied Western Sahara having abandoned their activities, the Moroccan government is trying to catch interest of new investors for further illegal oil exploration. Russian and Chinese state-owned companies, commissioned by a UK firm, are behind a large exploration programme.
Read more
tn_fishing_aaiun_610.jpg
EU and Morocco today initial new fish deal including Western Sahara23.07 - 2018
Confirmed: the EU and Morocco have concluded their negotiations for a new Fisheries Agreement and Protocol of Implementation. The waters adjacent to the occupied Western Sahara will be expressly included. Read more
tn_innophosnutrien_610.jpg
Key player quits dirty Western Sahara phosphate game23.07 - 2018
One of the most important companies in the controversial phosphate business in Western Sahara is ending its involvement. Innophos Holding's exit might lead to the US totally terminating its decade-long imports from the occupied territory. Read more



tn_sjovik_demo_610.jpg
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch22.07 - 2018
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more
Fishmeal from occupied Western Sahara now being unloaded in Germany19.07 - 2018

A consignment of 3000 tonnes of fishmeal that was loaded in occupied Western Sahara is at present being unloaded in the port of Bremen, Germany. "How does this fit with the ECJ judgment on trade with Western Sahara?", WSRW asks.
Read more


Caught fishing illegally in occupied Western Saharacurbeiro_610.jpg
17.07 - 2018
Several EU-flagged vessels have blatantly ignored and violated the EU Court judgment invalidating the EU-Morocco fish agreement in Western Sahara. Here they are.
Read more
tn_girl_protest_eu.jpg
Polisario condemns Council's approval of Western Sahara trade deal16.07 - 2018
The Western Sahara liberation movement, Frente Polisario, has issued a statement condemning today's EU Council Decision to include Western Sahara in the Morocco Trade Agreement. Polisario appeals on the EU Parliament not to follow suit, and threatens further legal action if need be. Read the full statement here.Read more
tn_eu_flags_610.jpg
EU Council approves Morocco trade deal to include Western Sahara16.07 - 2018
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States have today approved the proposed amendment to the Trade Protocol with Morocco to include occupied Western Sahara, in spite of the lack of consent from the people of the territory - as ordered by the EU Court of Justice. The European Parliament is yet to cast its vote.Read more



tn_moroccan_fishermen_unloading_driftnets_in_tangiers_oceana.jpg
EU vessels return home in absense of new EU-Morocco fish deal16.07 - 2018
The four-year Fisheries Protocol between Morocco and the EU expired last Saturday. Over 90% of the European catches under the deal were made in the waters of Western Sahara - illegally occupied by Morocco.Read more
tn_parliament_610.jpg
EU Parliament backs self-determination - split on EU Court ruling06.07 - 2018
As the vote on the European Parliament's report on the UN General Assembly revealed, MEPs are split on the inclusion of a reference to the EU Court of Justice in relation to Western Sahara.Read more



News archive:
17.05 - 2018Exclusive: Here are the Moroccan groups that the EU consulted
03.05 - 2018Camel researchers move event from Western Sahara to Morocco
26.04 - 2018Vincent Piket, 25 April 2018, ALDE seminar on EU-Morocco relations
24.04 - 2018New report on contentious Western Sahara phosphate trade
16.04 - 2018Polisario will take EU Council to Court over fish deal
10.04 - 2018UN study on Morocco's green energy plans fails at geography
26.02 - 2018EU risks recognising Western Sahara products as Moroccan
20.03 - 2018Does OPEC consider Western Sahara to be part of Morocco?
01.03 - 2018What is HeidelbergCement doing in occupied Western Sahara?
01.03 - 2018Confirmed: Innophos key client of Western Sahara phosphate rock




EN ES FR DE AR

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.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies

tn_law_hammer.jpg

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.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!

tn_court_photo_gdeim_izik_610.jpg

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.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch

tn_sjovik_demo_610.jpg

Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder

tn_poweringplunder_eng_610.jpg

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.

WSRW.org News Archive 2018
WSRW.org News Archive 2017
WSRW.org News Archive 2016
WSRW.org News Archive 2015
WSRW.org News Archive 2014
WSRW.org News Archive 2013
WSRW.org News Archive 2012
WSRW.org News Archive 2011
WSRW.org News Archive 2010
WSRW.org News Archive 2009
WSRW.org News Archive 2008
WSRW.org News Archive 2007
WSRW.org News Archive 2004-2006


Register for our English newsletter:









These web pages have been built with the financial support of the trade union Industry Energy