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Search for 'Covington & Burling' returned 11 hits:

22.02 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
WSRW asks OCP to release legal opinions on phosphate tradeic_phosphate_harbour2_610.jpgWSRW has asked Morocco’s state-owned phosphate company to share the legal opinions that supposedly prove its activities in occupied Western Sahara are lawful with the legitimate owners of the territory’s phosphate reserves; the Saharawi people.
16.03 - 2015.   Category: Archive 2015
New WSRW report reveals importers of Western Sahara phosphate in 2014ic_wsrw-plunder_610.jpgWSRW launches today its overview report containing all clients that have last year purchased phosphate rock from Western Sahara. The report details all volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco’s exports from the occupied territory during 2014.
04.03 - 2015.   Category: Archive 2015
OCP refuses to respond to Saharawi refugee
“OCP Maroc” tried to block a Saharawi student’s youtube videos questioning the legality of Morocco’s exploitation of occupied Western Sahara’s phosphate mine. And to date, the firm has refused to answer her many emails asking them why they tried to do that.

16.11 - 2013.   Category: Archive 2013
This video is too tough for OCP, tries to stop Youtube stunt
Saharawi student asked Morocan state phosphate company how her people benefits from the plunder. OCP now tries to silence the stunt, by preventing it from being aired on Youtube.

08.12 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
US law firm continues pro-occupation lobby ic_covingtonburling.jpgCovington & Burling, the US lobby law firm that lobbies for the Moroccan phosphate trade from occupied territory of Western Sahara travelled all the way to Oslo to explain to an investor how the Saharawis supposedly benefit from the trade. Still, the firm refuse to talk to Saharawis or civil society about the industry.
06.12 - 2011.   Category: Archive 2011
Norway blacklists US/Canadian fertilizer firms over Sahara importsic_fortune_lady_610.jpgThe Norwegian government today announced it has sold 256 million Euros of shares in the two US-Canadian firms PCS and FMC due to their imports from Western Sahara.
03.05 - 2009.   Category: Archive 2009
Senia vs. Phosphate plunder lawyers -Part 2
Sahrawi student Senia Bachir Abderahman asks Washington lawfirm Covington & Burling to tell her how they can claim phosphate plunder in occupied Western Sahara is to the benefit of the Sahrawis.

24.04 - 2009.   Category: Archive 2009
Senia vs. Phosphate plunder lawyers -Part 1
The US lawfirm Covington & Burling helps Morocco in the illegal plunder of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. The Sahrawi student Senia Bachir Abderahman is trying to get answers from the lawfirm as to how they can defend the plunder of her homeland.

24.11 - 2008.   Category: Archive 2008
US law firm refuses Western Sahara dialogueic_cb.jpgIn an extraordinary show of arrogance and disdain for representatives of civil society organizations, the Washington based law firm Covington & Burling flatly refuses to engage with the global solidarity network Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) and this year's Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award laureate, Mrs. Aminatou Haidar. The US law firm is, because of a legal analysis it provided, the source the world phosphate industry refers to when they claim the phosphate trade from Western Sahara to be legal.
19.11 - 2008.   Category: Archive 2008
BASF refuses to disclose "expert opinion"ic_basf_flags.jpgBASF, the German chemical company who imported Western Saharan phosphates early October, wrote that they "are fully confident that the operations of OCP at Boucraa and the purchase of the replacement delivery were consistent with international law". But after request from WSRW, they refuse to publish their “expert opinion” upon which their conclusion is based. To clarify further aspects of the unpublished report, they refer to a US law firm.
16.09 - 2007.   Category: Archive 2007
Spanish firms in Western Sahara, as of 2007Short overview of Spanish enterprises with relations to Western Sahara, as of September 2007.


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. News Archive 2019 News Archive 2018 News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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