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11.02 - 2019.   Category: News
Human Rights Watch calls for Court referral of EU-Morocco fish dealic_fish_610.jpgIn its letter to the European Parliament, the leading international human rights NGO highlights the need for an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on applying the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement to a territory that is under occupation.
07.02 - 2019.   Category: News
110 MEPs want EU-Morocco fish deal referred to Courtic_motion.jpgAn unprecedented number of Euro-Parliamentarians have backed a proposal to refer the proposed EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement - which will be expressly applied to occupied Western Sahara - to the EU Court of Justice.
31.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Spanish farmers concerned about EU deal for occupied Western Sahara ic_e8aeeu-morocco-tomatoes.jpgAgricultural groups in Spain strongly criticize the European Parliament's support for extending EU-Morocco trade relations into Western Sahara, stating that it harms the interests of the EU's own fruit and vegetable farmers.
30.01 - 2019.   Category: News
EU Council refuses transparency on legal opinion on fish dealic_legal610.jpg"You may have access to paragraphs 1 to 3 including footnotes 1 to 7".  The EU Council replied to WSRW's request for public access to its legal opinion on including Western Sahara in the new EU-Morocco fisheries agreement.
28.01 - 2019.   Category: News archive
Stock-exchange registered companies in occupied Western Sahara The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara.
23.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Norwegian reefer sailing into the lions' denic_2f7fgreenglacier_609.jpgA Norwegian vessel that is likely transporting frozen fish from occupied Western Sahara could be on thin ice. In three days from now, 'Green Glacier' will enter South African waters - the jurisdiction that detained a stolen cargo from Western Sahara in 2017.
17.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Polisario condemns new EU-Morocco trade deal The national liberation movement of Western Sahara, Frente Polisario, sent out a press release after the vote in the European Parliament of 16 Janaury 2019 regarding a new trade agreement that covers occupied territory.
16.01 - 2019.   Category: News
These are the MEPs who voted for trade with occupied Western SaharaToday, 444 (!) members of the European Parliament decided to ignore the EU case law and vote to include occupied Western Sahara into a trade agreement With Morocco. See here which parliamentarians who voted for this travesty of justice, and whom tried to prevent it.
16.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Parliament approves trade deal for occupied Western SaharaThe European Parliament today approved a new EU-Morocco trade agreement for Western Sahara, without having asked the people of Western Sahara whether they want it. "A sad day for democracy and those who believe in rule of law", WSRW comments.
16.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Rapporteur calls for referral to EU Court of Justiceic_schaake.jpgThe leading MEP on the proposal to extend EU-Morocco trade relations into occupied Western Sahara wants a legal opinion to be certain the proposed Western Sahara trade scheme meets the standards of the highest EU Court. The European Parliament is to vote this afternoon.
15.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Western Sahara trade undermines UN peace efforts, says Rapporteur?The leading MEP on the controversial Western Sahara trade file has introduced a last minute extra vote on UN consultations and the deal's potential effects on the UN-led peace process.
14.01 - 2019.   Category: News
These MEPs blocked a parliament debate on illegal Western Sahara tradeic_ep_vote.jpgA proposal to undo the ALDE push of removing a debate on Western Sahara trade from the European Parliament's agenda was lost by a narrow margin. These are the 153 parliamentarians who prevented a public discussion on the issue of  extending EU-Moroccan trade into occupied Western Sahara.
11.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Saharawi groups, again, demand to be heard by EUic_1bd8eudemo_07.06.2018b_610.jpg97 Saharawi civil society groups have, again, reminded the EU Commission and the European Parliament that the people of Western Sahara have never consented to, nor approve of, the extension of the EU-Morocco trade deal into their occupied homeland that is up for Parliamentary vote next week. Read their full letter here.
10.01 - 2019.   Category: News
EU consumers, like Saharawis, ignored by EU lawmakersic_azura_feb2012_610.jpgThe proposed trade scheme for occupied Western Sahara denies EU consumers the right to know the true origin of covered products, just like it failed the right of the people of Western Sahara to decide whether they wanted the deal in the first place.
07.01 - 2019.   Category: News
Misleading and false INTA report as basis for Parliamentary voteic_girl_protest_eu.jpgAs the European Parliament prepares to vote on the extension of the EU-Morocco trade deal into occupied Western Sahara, WSRW calls on newly appointed Rapporteur Marietje Schaake to save her and the Parliament s reputation by suspending the procedure and starting over from scratch.

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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