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About Western Sahara

Location Western Sahara is on the Atlantic coast of north-west Africa, between Morocco to the north and Mauritania to the south and east and Algeria to the north-east. Resources     Western Sahara is rich in mineral resources, including phosphates. Western Sahara has some of the richest fishing waters in the world. Currently...

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...

Mr. Mohamed Aujjar Minister of Justice. Ministère de la Justice et des Libertés Place de la Mamounia, BP 1015, Rabat – Maroc London, 05th of December 2017 We are writing to you from Adala UK (a UK-based human rights organisation – (http://adalauk.org) in order to express our consternation at learning...

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Are you looking to dedicate some of your time to helping others? We can't build a different world with indifferent people. If you want to help build a different world, consider volunteering with us at Adala UK. Every single member of our team is a volunteer and all our Committee...

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 exposure to...

During his visit to the Kingdom of Morocco and Western Sahara in September 2012, Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, signaled that public prosecutors and judges rarely investigate complaints which allege the use of torture to obtain evidence or confessions during the early stages of interrogations. Juan Méndez stated:...

Morocco is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability which was adopted in 2006 and ratified by Morocco in 2009. Despite this, Saharawis with disabilities suffer doubly as a result of the Morrocan occupation of Western Sahara, not only through routine human rights violations...

Morocco is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability which was adopted in 2006 and ratified by Morocco in 2009. Despite this, Saharawis with disabilities suffer doubly as a result of the Morrocan occupation of Western Sahara, not only through routine human rights violations...

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