Mbarek Daoudi, a well-known Saharawi human rights defender, was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in September 2013. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded in Opinion No. 60/2018 that the arrest and detention of Mbarek Daoudi was arbitrary, breaching Articles 9, 14, 19 and 26 of the ICCPR, and Articles...

Historical and legal background In 1963, the UN General Assembly (UNGA)  included Western Sahara in the list of Non Self-Governing Territories, to which UNGA Resolution 1514 (XXV) entitled “Declaration on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and peoples” applied. On 16 October 1975, the International Court of Justice released...

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...

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