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21.02 - 2020 10:38
A clarification by the EU Commission on labelling of products from Western Sahara was published, then removed, then published again and has now been removed again from EU websites.

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EU reaffirms: Western Sahara products to be labelled as such19.02 - 2020
Two weeks ago, the EU Commission announced that products from Western Sahara should be labelled accordingly, only to withdraw that statement the very next day. Today, the Commission reaffirms its original position.Read more
Spectacular backtracking by EU Commission on Western Sahara labelling10.02 - 2020
On 5 February 2020, the EU Commission announced that products from Western Sahara should be labelled accordingly. But about 24 hours later, all traces to that statement had been removed from EU websites.Read more

Morocco tenders solar energy on occupied land10.02 - 2020
Morocco has launched a tender for the construction of solar plants at nine different sites, including in occupied Western Sahara.

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Siemens again refuses to answer questions about Western Sahara at AGM07.02 - 2020
For the fourth consecutive year, the German engineering company dodges questions at its Annual Shareholders Meeting as to whether it has obtained the consent of the people of Western Sahara to operate on their land. Read more

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06.02 - 2020
The European Commission said yesterday that products originating from Western Sahara must be labelled as from Western Sahara, not Morocco.
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Support Western Sahara Resource Watch26.01 - 2020
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more
States urge Spain to respect Saharawi rights in Human Rights Council22.01 - 2020
Namibia and East-Timor have today recommended Spain to respect the Saharawi people's right to free, prior and informed consent with regard to the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources. Read more

Continental negotiating contract renewal with OCP13.01 - 2020
The contract of German engineering company Continental that covers maintenance work on the phosphate conveyor belt in occupied Western Sahara expires in five months. Read more
Fugro is back in occupied Western Sahara 25.12 - 2019
In 2010, the Dutch company Fugro promised to never again undertake operations in occupied Western Sahara. On Christmas Eve 2019, their vessels returned.Read more

Flotilla targets phosphate plunder ship 10.12 - 2019

A Japanese-Canadian vessel that transported conflict phosphate from occupied Western Sahara was yesterday received by a floating protest in New Zealand.
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WSRW calls on UN Members to question Spain on Western Sahara at UPR10.12 - 2019
Next month, Spain’s human rights track record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. WSRW asks UN Member States to raise the rights of the people of Western Sahara, for whom Spain continues to bear responsibility.
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Conflict beach taking shape in Canary Islands04.12 - 2019

The construction work on the controversial beach of Mogán in Gran Canary started 2 December.
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Dutch inspectors confirm controversial fish oil02.12 - 2019
For the second time in less than two months’ time, the very same oil tanker has made the direct voyage from occupied Western Sahara to the port of Rotterdam. The Dutch government clarifies the content of the ship.Read more
Kiwi port workers threaten not to discharge Western Sahara cargo02.12 - 2019
This morning, the New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union issued a statement saying that they will "consider our options around refusing to berth the ship" if phosphate importer Ravensdown does not allow port workers to register their protest with the captain of the ship.Read more

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01.12 - 2019
The bay of Mogán at Gran Canary Island will next week be covered in conflict sand from occupied Western Sahara.
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Will COP 25 clarify if it accepts illegal projects?28.11 - 2019
With the operationalization of the Paris Agreement as key-point on the agenda of COP25, will the UN Climate Change Conference finally clarify whether States can help combat climate change by violating the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter?Read more
Enel signs contract to build Boujdour wind farm28.11 - 2019
The 300 MW farm is the first of the two wind farms that Italian company Enel Green Power and Germany's Siemens will build together on occupied land. Construction starts in 2021.Read more

New Zealand port workers warn Kiwi importer of Saharawi phosphate21.11 - 2019
Ravensdown is "risking potentially disruptive direct action by refusing to allow port workers to register their protest at the importing of Blood Phosphate from the Western Sahara", says the New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union.Read more
Hans Corell criticizes EU fisheries in Western Sahara20.11 - 2019
The former Legal Counsel to the UN Security Counsel, Mr. Hans Corell, comments on the EU's fisheries activities in Western Sahara. Read more

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03.12 - 2018Stock-exchange registered companies in occupied Western Sahara


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


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!


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


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


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.

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