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1. Introduction One area Adala has focused on over the last two years is the situation of Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons. This report is based on direct observations by our members in the Occupied Territories, interviews with current political prisoners, their lawyers and family members, ex-political prisoners, as...

Introduction READ FULL REPORT  The above-listed nongovernmental organizations and associations submit this report in connection with the Committee’s review of the Kingdom of Morocco’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara. This report addresses the following rights enshrined in...

Introduction The above-listed non-governmental organizations and associations submit this report to guide the pre-session Working Group in its preparation of the list of issues to be examined during the Committee’s review of the Kingdom of Morocco’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the non-self-governing...

  Since the illegal invasion of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco in 1975, the country’s indigenous Saharawi people have endured a large scale of human rights violations which affect all areas of their life: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of movement, the right to...

Saharawi Women

Saharawi women are extremely well-respected in their society and enjoy equal rights to men. A large number of them are leaders of NGOs and other social and human rights associations. Like all Saharawi in the occupied territories they also suffer from the political, social and economic apartheid.   Their participation...

  Soldiers, police officers, demonstrations and attacks are recurrent themes in Saharawi children’s drawings. A child’s drawing, as a spontaneous expression, represents a child’s thought processes and its perceptions of the world around it.   Fear and sadness which children transmit through their creativity are a reflection on the systematic...

Western Sahara Legal Status

In 1963 Western Sahara was listed as a non-self-governing territory by the United Nations. In 1966 the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted its first resolution2 on the territory, urging Spain to organise, as soon as possible and under UN supervision, a referendum on self- determination. In 1975, the International Court of...

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