• Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

    the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.

    published: 22 Apr 2009
  • Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2

    the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.

    published: 22 Apr 2009
  • Why Morocco Left The African Union

    Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic have been fighting for almost half a century. Will Morocco ever rejoin the African Union? Learn More: MOROCCO QUITS O.A.U. OVER POLISARIO http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/13/world/morocco-quits-oau-over-polisario.html "Morocco, a founding member of the Organization of African Unity, quit the organization today over the seating of guerrillas who are fighting the Moroccans in Western Sahara." Western Sahara profile http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14115273 "A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front." A Moroccan's Week With the Polisario Front http://www.huffingtonpost...

    published: 22 Feb 2015
  • Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis

    Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports from the city of Ouarzazate.

    published: 20 Feb 2018
  • Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

    Exploration and Exploitation cannot be meaningfully separated in practice. Tim Robertson, SC in his presentation to the Melbourne conference Natural Resources – the Key to Western Sahara’s Future, 19 March 2015 calls into question a crucial distinction in Hans Corell’s 2002 UN legal opinion on oil exploration licences in Western Sahara. Accepting Robertson's view would mean that no prospective activity licensed by Morocco can take place in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara until a referendum of self-determination is held. Conference Details: http://www.sahararesourcesday.info Tim Robertson is a senior NSW barrister and civil libertarian with a very broad practice, predominantly in environmental, property, native title and public law, including public international law...

    published: 04 Apr 2015
  • Free Western Sahara! May God protects the army of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

    Free Western Sahara! Free Palestine! May God protects the army of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic عاجل | الاستعدادت الاخيرة للجيش الصحراوي -- في انتظار الأوامر https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8S2h... THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY Legal status of the territory is disputed and sovereignty unresolved; a UN referendum on the issue is planned. The territory is contested by Morocco and the Polisario Front, which in Feb. 1976, formally proclaimed a government-in-exile of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, now officially recognized by about 55 countries. Western Sahara remains the last African colony. Over the course of history, many groups have attempted to control the region of North Africa at the gateway of the Mediterranean known as Morocco and Western Sahara. Today, Morocco exists a...

    published: 26 Mar 2016
  • Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution

    A panel of experts discussed the possible solutions to the conflict in the Western Sahara region. They discussed the strengths and shortcomings of the Baker Plan (2003), which envisioned Saharan self-rule for five years, followed by a referendum with three options: integration with Morocco, autonomy, or independence. The panelists discussed the legal and political constraints to implementing such solutions.

    published: 13 Nov 2013
  • Western Sahara

    The Western Sahara (US /ˌwɛstərn səˈhærə/; UK /ˌwɛstən səˈhɑrə/; Arabic: الصحراء الغربية‎ Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah; Spanish: Sahara Occidental; Berber: Taneẓroft Tutrimt) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of whom nearly 40% live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the largest city in Western Sahara. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Comm...

    published: 25 Jul 2014
  • EU's fisheries agreement with Morocco into doubt (EU Court of Justice, Western Sahara Campaign)

    The European Union's fisheries agreement with Morocco has been cast into doubt after a top legal advisor said that the pact is invalid because it does not respect the rights of people in the disputed Western Sahara region. In an opinion for the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said Western Sahara's people have a right to self-determination and possible sovereignty over natural resources there. Morocco considers the vast, mineral-rich Western Sahara as its "southern provinces" and fiercely defends against anything considered a threat to its territorial integrity. The territory's status is one of the most sensitive topics in the North African kingdom. Wathelet said that EU fishing in waters off the territory "does not respect the right of the people of Western...

    published: 10 Jan 2018
  • Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

    For Kosmos, stakeholder outreach in Western Sahara has been a key part of ensuring our operations are done the right way from the very beginning. Kosmos Energy has held rights to explore the Cap Boujdour block, currently an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometers offshore Western Sahara, since 2006 under a petroleum agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco, which includes our partner, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM). We are extremely attentive to the sensitivity of the area and to the requirements of international law. We have been guided by the 2002 U.N. Legal Opinion on resource exploration and development in non-self-governing territories, including its explicit application to exploration for hydrocarbons offshore the Western Sahara. Kosmos’ activities...

    published: 26 Feb 2015
  • Western Sahara: who benefits from exporting fish and phosphates?

    Western Sahara is rich in phosphates and fish, but Saharawi activists say those resources are not being harnessed to improve the lot of the indigenous population. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 after former colonial power Spain pulled out, and the conflict that ensued is one of the world's longest running. In November 2010 protesters set up camp at Gdeim Izik, outside the capital Laayoune. They argue that exploitation of the territory's resources should stop until a solution to the conflict is found.

    published: 12 Apr 2013
  • Moroccans protest UN Chief's position on Western Sahara

    Ten of thousands of Moroccans marched through Rabat on Sunday to protest against UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon's position on the Western Sahara dispute. The protesters waved portraits of King Mohamed and the country's flags chanting "The Sahara is ours, the king is ours". They all assembled in a street near the parliament building in a rally supported by the government. Morocco's government had last week accused Ban of not being neutral in the Western Sahara conflict, saying he used the … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/14/moroccans-protest-un-chief-s-position-on-western-sahara Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africane...

    published: 14 Mar 2016
  • Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

    The US oil company Kosmos Energy and the Scottish company Cairn Energy will drill for oil offshore Western Sahara. It is clearly in violation of international law, according to the UN - and it destroys the UN peace efforts. Here is what you need to know. In November, the rig ‘Atwood Achiever’ will be anchoring off the coast of Western Sahara, a territory largely under Moroccan occupation. In waters about 2135 meters deep, it will commence the first drilling operation in Western Sahara's history under Moroccan occupation. Drilling will start in December 2014. The rig is chartered by the US oil company Kosmos Energy Ltd which operates on a licence granted by the Moroccan state oil company ONHYM, in partnership with Scottish company Cairn Energy PLC. Exploration of oil offshore occupied W...

    published: 16 Nov 2014
  • Cecilia Asklöf on Western Sahara

    Respect for Human Rights and Relevant Legal Aspects in Western Sahara, Cecilia Asklöf, International Commission of Jurists -- Swedish Section. From the seminar The Perils of Peak Phosphorous: Geopolitics, Food Security, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights. Implications for Western Sahara Organized by: Stockholm Environment Institute, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative, Nordic Africa Institute, Riksdagens tvärpolitiska nätverk för Västsahara, International Commission of Jurists and VästsaharaAktionen

    published: 11 Jun 2010
  • EU steals fish off occupied Western Sahara

    Are you a EU citizen? Then you take part in subsidising the Moroccan government, so that Spanish fishermen can steal the fish from the people in this video. Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco, and the EU pays Morocco to fish in the occupied waters, in violation of international law. The Saharawi people has never been consulted. The fisheries continue despite the European Parliament's legal service says it is illegal. Join the protest against the EU's illegal fish plunder in Western Sahara on http://www.fishelsewhere.eu

    published: 02 Jun 2010
  • Sahrawi women | Nomads of the Sahara

    Islam was introduced into the Sahara in the eighth century by tribes from Arabia. The dominant variety is Sunni, of the maleki rite. Since then, the TALEB, or master of the Koran, has taught children from 5 to 13 years old the rudiments of writing and how to recite by memory the verses written in the LAUJ, or Koranic tables, in return for a small stipend in the form of cattle. In the Sahara, the taleb were also men of the book, the governing class, and enjoyed certain privileges. For the Sahrawi nomad, the emptiness of this immense desert makes mysticism and dialogue with God easier to achieve. The wedding ceremony is still important in traditional society, maintained despite the now sedentary lifestyle the Sahrawi people have been forced to adopt. The cadí, after recording in writing t...

    published: 23 Jan 2016
  • WSCUK Legal Challenge

    Western Sahara Campaign UK are launching a legal challenge. Find out how you can help us.

    published: 26 May 2015
  • Potash Corporation and human rights risk assessment in Western Sahara

    This webinar features presentations from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Western Sahara Resource Watch about human rights concerns in Western Sahara and the legal, operational and reputational risks for companies sourcing from the territory.

    published: 21 Jun 2016
  • Luxuscamp in der Sahara | Marokko Desert Vlog 4

    Auf Kamelen durch die Sahara, auf dem Weg zu unserem Luxus Camp. Kilometerweit Sand, kein Wasser, aber Internetempfang, wtf? 30 Euro AirBnB Gutschein/Voucher www.airbnb.de/c/davida23771 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/davidjpalmen/ https://www.instagram.com/meritgolka/ EQUIPMENT Unser Equipment DJI Mavic Pro http://amzn.to/2rK370Z Batterie http://amzn.to/2rJVdV6 Mavic Tasche http://amzn.to/2sp64Gd Sony a6500 http://amzn.to/2oCRdWI 35 mm f1.8 http://amzn.to/2oCWg9s 18 - 50 mm f3.5 http://amzn.to/2nUaFkK 10 -18 mm f4 http://amzn.to/2oCRAjV ND Filter 62mm - http://amzn.to/2ycxlwO ND Filter 49 mm - http://amzn.to/2nM890e Stativ Rollei Traveller No. 1 http://amzn.to/2oCTtxc Gorilla Pod http://amzn.to/2psNR8A Zhiyun Crane http://amzn.to/2nU45dK LED VIDEO LIGHT - http://amzn.to/2BQC...

    published: 25 Feb 2018
  • Western Sahara refugees celebrating EU Court judgement

    21 Dec 2016, the Court of Justice of the EU decided that Morocco sell products from Western Sahara under its trade agreement with the EU. The Saharawi refugees rejoice. Original file of this video - and further information about the matter - can be found here: http://wsrw.org/a105x3696

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • AMINATOU HAIDAR | WHITEWASHING WESTERN SAHARA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM | 2016

    Aminatou Haidar's talk at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum. See more talks like this at oslofreedomforum.com and follow @OsloFF for updates.

    published: 19 Aug 2016
  • Danish vessel used in oil hunt in occupied Western Sahara

    Vessel 'Thor Omega', owned by Faroe Islands company 'Thor Offshore' started in January 2009 working in occupied Western Sahara. The vessel is chartered by Norwegian-Dutch firm Fugro-Geoteam, which is carrying out seismic surveys for Morocco, the occupying power in Western Sahara. The UN legal experts have stated that such operations will be in violation of international law, but still the activities are carried out. This video clip was filmed in Las Palmas harbour, the same day that 'Thor Omega' left for occupied Western Sahara.

    published: 10 Jan 2009
  • Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?

    Last 7th February, Carlos Ruiz Miguel, professor at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela talked in a seminar titled "Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?" In 30 minutes he talked about the Western Sahara conflict and explained how the international law is applied to it. This video contains the last 10 minutes of his talk when he tries to explain the main issues on this conflicts: the political and economical situations.

    published: 15 Feb 2011
  • West SAHARA 07.mpg

    A statement of public opinion No. 08 The unilateral decision taken by the company Vospockraa in 1975 for the confiscation of all the acquired rights of workers Saharan company is a wrap and circumvent the legal and disclaimer of contracts and obligations contained therein and provided for by international laws and norms to respect and acquired rights of workers, a desperate attempt to eradicate the historical roots and legal tie workers Sahrawi Spanish company of the industry. For the week, the eighth in a row in the series and our silent peaceful protest in front of the so-called Delegation of Energy and Mines Road Smara, we note the persistence of the Moroccan administration refused to respond to our legitimate and fair, which is why we have uploaded forms we struggle more and more p...

    published: 24 Sep 2010
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Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2
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Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

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the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.
https://wn.com/Hans_Corell_On_The_Natural_Resources_In_Western_Sahara_Part_1_Of_2
Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2
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Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2

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the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.
https://wn.com/Hans_Corell_On_The_Natural_Resources_In_Western_Sahara_Part_2_Of_2
Why Morocco Left The African Union
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Why Morocco Left The African Union

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Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic have been fighting for almost half a century. Will Morocco ever rejoin the African Union? Learn More: MOROCCO QUITS O.A.U. OVER POLISARIO http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/13/world/morocco-quits-oau-over-polisario.html "Morocco, a founding member of the Organization of African Unity, quit the organization today over the seating of guerrillas who are fighting the Moroccans in Western Sahara." Western Sahara profile http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14115273 "A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front." A Moroccan's Week With the Polisario Front http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samia-errazzouki/sleepless-in-the-sahara-morocco_b_5438925.html "The grueling trip to the Western Sahara refugee camp of Dakhla begins in the Algerian military airport of Tindouf, located deep in the Sahara Desert in south-western Algeria." _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis
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Morocco turns the Sahara desert into a solar energy oasis

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Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports from the city of Ouarzazate.
https://wn.com/Morocco_Turns_The_Sahara_Desert_Into_A_Solar_Energy_Oasis
Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson
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Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

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Exploration and Exploitation cannot be meaningfully separated in practice. Tim Robertson, SC in his presentation to the Melbourne conference Natural Resources – the Key to Western Sahara’s Future, 19 March 2015 calls into question a crucial distinction in Hans Corell’s 2002 UN legal opinion on oil exploration licences in Western Sahara. Accepting Robertson's view would mean that no prospective activity licensed by Morocco can take place in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara until a referendum of self-determination is held. Conference Details: http://www.sahararesourcesday.info Tim Robertson is a senior NSW barrister and civil libertarian with a very broad practice, predominantly in environmental, property, native title and public law, including public international law. He advises governments, corporations and NGOs in the Asia-Pacific Region. This talk, not listed on the program, was given at the Conference Dinner on19 March 2015, at the Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne.
https://wn.com/Conference_On_Western_Sahara_Melbourne_2015_Tim_Robertson
Free Western Sahara! May God protects the army of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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Free Western Sahara! May God protects the army of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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Free Western Sahara! Free Palestine! May God protects the army of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic عاجل | الاستعدادت الاخيرة للجيش الصحراوي -- في انتظار الأوامر https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8S2h... THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY Legal status of the territory is disputed and sovereignty unresolved; a UN referendum on the issue is planned. The territory is contested by Morocco and the Polisario Front, which in Feb. 1976, formally proclaimed a government-in-exile of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, now officially recognized by about 55 countries. Western Sahara remains the last African colony. Over the course of history, many groups have attempted to control the region of North Africa at the gateway of the Mediterranean known as Morocco and Western Sahara. Today, Morocco exists as an independent country, but it still struggles to control its neighbor, Western Sahara. The Saharawi people of Western Sahara long for freedom, but history has proved it difficult in the past, and global and economic ties of the present reveal a grim future for the land. This paper will explore the histories of the two regions separately and together, and then explore the economic ties of the present to show why independence is proving so difficult for Western Sahara.
https://wn.com/Free_Western_Sahara_May_God_Protects_The_Army_Of_The_Sahrawi_Arab_Democratic_Republic
Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution
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Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution

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A panel of experts discussed the possible solutions to the conflict in the Western Sahara region. They discussed the strengths and shortcomings of the Baker Plan (2003), which envisioned Saharan self-rule for five years, followed by a referendum with three options: integration with Morocco, autonomy, or independence. The panelists discussed the legal and political constraints to implementing such solutions.
https://wn.com/Resolving_Regional_Conflicts_The_Western_Sahara_And_The_Quest_For_A_Durable_Solution
Western Sahara
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Western Sahara

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The Western Sahara (US /ˌwɛstərn səˈhærə/; UK /ˌwɛstən səˈhɑrə/; Arabic: الصحراء الغربية‎ Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah; Spanish: Sahara Occidental; Berber: Taneẓroft Tutrimt) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of whom nearly 40% live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the largest city in Western Sahara. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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EU's fisheries agreement with Morocco into doubt (EU Court of Justice, Western Sahara Campaign)
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EU's fisheries agreement with Morocco into doubt (EU Court of Justice, Western Sahara Campaign)

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The European Union's fisheries agreement with Morocco has been cast into doubt after a top legal advisor said that the pact is invalid because it does not respect the rights of people in the disputed Western Sahara region. In an opinion for the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said Western Sahara's people have a right to self-determination and possible sovereignty over natural resources there. Morocco considers the vast, mineral-rich Western Sahara as its "southern provinces" and fiercely defends against anything considered a threat to its territorial integrity. The territory's status is one of the most sensitive topics in the North African kingdom. Wathelet said that EU fishing in waters off the territory "does not respect the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination," according to a statement from the ECJ. He considers that the fishing agreement is incompatible with EU treaties that require the bloc's actions abroad to protect human rights and strictly respect international law.
https://wn.com/Eu's_Fisheries_Agreement_With_Morocco_Into_Doubt_(Eu_Court_Of_Justice,_Western_Sahara_Campaign)
Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara
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Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

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For Kosmos, stakeholder outreach in Western Sahara has been a key part of ensuring our operations are done the right way from the very beginning. Kosmos Energy has held rights to explore the Cap Boujdour block, currently an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometers offshore Western Sahara, since 2006 under a petroleum agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco, which includes our partner, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM). We are extremely attentive to the sensitivity of the area and to the requirements of international law. We have been guided by the 2002 U.N. Legal Opinion on resource exploration and development in non-self-governing territories, including its explicit application to exploration for hydrocarbons offshore the Western Sahara. Kosmos’ activities are focused on exploration and do not involve the production of resources. Our activities have yet to prove conclusively whether sufficient hydrocarbon resources are present to justify development. However, Kosmos is working with the Kingdom of Morocco to ensure that if commercial resources are discovered offshore Western Sahara, they are developed in a manner that complies with international law and reflects best practice for resource management. We are committed to operating ethically and transparently. If our exploration efforts are successful, resource development will have the potential to create tangible social and economic benefits for the people of the territory. Watch Kosmos’ Chairman & CEO, Andy Inglis, and local leaders discuss Kosmos’ Cap Boujdour oil exploration project in Western Sahara. For more information, please visit: Western Sahara Oil http://www.westernsaharaoil.com Kosmos Energy http://www.kosmosenergy.com
https://wn.com/Kosmos_Starting_Things_The_Right_Way_In_Western_Sahara
Western Sahara: who benefits from exporting fish and phosphates?
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Western Sahara: who benefits from exporting fish and phosphates?

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Western Sahara is rich in phosphates and fish, but Saharawi activists say those resources are not being harnessed to improve the lot of the indigenous population. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 after former colonial power Spain pulled out, and the conflict that ensued is one of the world's longest running. In November 2010 protesters set up camp at Gdeim Izik, outside the capital Laayoune. They argue that exploitation of the territory's resources should stop until a solution to the conflict is found.
https://wn.com/Western_Sahara_Who_Benefits_From_Exporting_Fish_And_Phosphates
Moroccans protest UN Chief's position on Western Sahara
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Moroccans protest UN Chief's position on Western Sahara

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Ten of thousands of Moroccans marched through Rabat on Sunday to protest against UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon's position on the Western Sahara dispute. The protesters waved portraits of King Mohamed and the country's flags chanting "The Sahara is ours, the king is ours". They all assembled in a street near the parliament building in a rally supported by the government. Morocco's government had last week accused Ban of not being neutral in the Western Sahara conflict, saying he used the … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/14/moroccans-protest-un-chief-s-position-on-western-sahara Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara
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Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

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The US oil company Kosmos Energy and the Scottish company Cairn Energy will drill for oil offshore Western Sahara. It is clearly in violation of international law, according to the UN - and it destroys the UN peace efforts. Here is what you need to know. In November, the rig ‘Atwood Achiever’ will be anchoring off the coast of Western Sahara, a territory largely under Moroccan occupation. In waters about 2135 meters deep, it will commence the first drilling operation in Western Sahara's history under Moroccan occupation. Drilling will start in December 2014. The rig is chartered by the US oil company Kosmos Energy Ltd which operates on a licence granted by the Moroccan state oil company ONHYM, in partnership with Scottish company Cairn Energy PLC. Exploration of oil offshore occupied Western Sahara presents a significant problem. Such activities are considered to be in violation of international law. In 2002, the UN Legal Office stated that oil exploration or exploitation in Western Sahara to be illegal if undertaken ”in disregard of the wishes and interests of the people of Western Sahara”. The people of Western Sahara, the Saharawi people, and their representatives have unequivocally stated their opposition to Kosmos’ plans in their occupied native land’s waters. The Saharawis are also on record as noting that they will not tangibly benefit from oil production – rather the contrary; they fear that the petroleum may not be available to them in the future, and that the industrial and economic activity to result from oil production will only entrench an illegal and violent occupation. Half the people of Western Sahara today live in refugee camps in the harshest parts of the Algerian desert, surviving on dwindling humanitarian aid and facing malnutrition. They don’t stand to benefit at all. As such, Morocco’s oil programme in Western Sahara presents a key obstacle to the resolution of this long-standing conflict, as it severely undermines the Saharawi people’s confidence in the UN-led peace talks and in the United Nations as the custodian of international law. By engaging in oil production in Western Sahara through a deal with the Moroccan government, Kosmos and Cairn contribute to supporting Morocco’s unfounded claims to sovereignty over the territory and disrespect the wishes of the indigenous Saharawi people. No state in the world recognises the Moroccan self-proclaimed sovereignty over the territory. tn_atwood_achiever.jpgNeither Kosmos, Cairn, nor the owner of the drillship, Atwood Oceanics have ever sought the consent of the people of the territory, the Saharawi people. Instead, the involved companies carried out a duplicitous consultation process whereby they met pro-Moroccan groups to support its plans. Carrying out protests against the planned drilling implies a risk to the safety and freedom of the people involved. In recent years, Saharawi activists have been handed lifetime sentences in a Moroccan military court for protesting against the plunder, and severely beaten by police for peacefully expressing opposition to Kosmos. Numerous companies that have worked for Kosmos Energy on the Western Sahara licence have regretted their involvement, such as the seismic survey companies and the builders of the drillship. The drilling programme in Western Sahara is unique. It will be the first time since 1999 that drilling will take place offshore an occupied part of a Non-Self-Governing Territory will take place. When that happened last time, under Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, the activities were widely condemned and universally acknowledged as illegal. Fore more information visit www.wsrw.org.
https://wn.com/Saharawi_Ambassador_On_Kosmos_Energy_Oil_Drilling_In_Western_Sahara
Cecilia Asklöf on Western Sahara
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Cecilia Asklöf on Western Sahara

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Respect for Human Rights and Relevant Legal Aspects in Western Sahara, Cecilia Asklöf, International Commission of Jurists -- Swedish Section. From the seminar The Perils of Peak Phosphorous: Geopolitics, Food Security, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights. Implications for Western Sahara Organized by: Stockholm Environment Institute, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative, Nordic Africa Institute, Riksdagens tvärpolitiska nätverk för Västsahara, International Commission of Jurists and VästsaharaAktionen
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EU steals fish off occupied Western Sahara
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EU steals fish off occupied Western Sahara

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Are you a EU citizen? Then you take part in subsidising the Moroccan government, so that Spanish fishermen can steal the fish from the people in this video. Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco, and the EU pays Morocco to fish in the occupied waters, in violation of international law. The Saharawi people has never been consulted. The fisheries continue despite the European Parliament's legal service says it is illegal. Join the protest against the EU's illegal fish plunder in Western Sahara on http://www.fishelsewhere.eu
https://wn.com/Eu_Steals_Fish_Off_Occupied_Western_Sahara
Sahrawi women | Nomads of the Sahara
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Sahrawi women | Nomads of the Sahara

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Islam was introduced into the Sahara in the eighth century by tribes from Arabia. The dominant variety is Sunni, of the maleki rite. Since then, the TALEB, or master of the Koran, has taught children from 5 to 13 years old the rudiments of writing and how to recite by memory the verses written in the LAUJ, or Koranic tables, in return for a small stipend in the form of cattle. In the Sahara, the taleb were also men of the book, the governing class, and enjoyed certain privileges. For the Sahrawi nomad, the emptiness of this immense desert makes mysticism and dialogue with God easier to achieve. The wedding ceremony is still important in traditional society, maintained despite the now sedentary lifestyle the Sahrawi people have been forced to adopt. The cadí, after recording in writing that none of the participants in the ceremony have raised any objection, confirms that the act is legal and the marriage valid. The cries of joy from the women watching spread the news of the union to the entire fric. But it is one of the witnesses who makes the official announced, firing shots into the air with an old Mauser gun. This characteristic howl of the Sahrawi women, called INSHID, is a public manifestation of joy, which they also made when the warriors went into combat. When the requirements of the Koran and tradition have been fulfilled, the women serve large trays of ISSAN, camel meat with rice. The eagerly-awaited banquet has finally begun, and it must be as copious as possible, to demonstrate the generosity of the bride’s family, who are the hosts. In accordance with custom, the men and women eat separately. Some traditional customs still remain, though they now form part of the past, the old tribal divisions of nobles, descendents of Yemeni Arabs, tributary tribes and slaves. The drums and music sound out in the desert. After the copious feast, Shelej, the bridegroom, accompanied by the AUSIR, his inseparable companion, other friends and some divorced women, goes round his own jaima three times, in a ritual to ward off any spell or evil eye, which is a very deep-rooted belief in the Sahara. Meanwhile, in another tent, Suqueina, the bride, is pretending to hide. The women of her family are making her up with NILA and HENNA powders. Shelej is being given advice on how to behave in his marriage. His friends tell him they are ready to go in search of the bride whenever he asks them to. Finally, they enter the jaima to join the party. The entertainment is provided by an IGGAUEN, a minstrel who plays the traditional TIDINIT, the four-stringed lute of Mauritanian origin, with which he accompanies these love poems the Sahrawis are so fond of. The hypnotic harmonies of the HOUL music transport the imagination to the beautiful lands of Mauritania. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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WSCUK Legal Challenge
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WSCUK Legal Challenge

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Western Sahara Campaign UK are launching a legal challenge. Find out how you can help us.
https://wn.com/Wscuk_Legal_Challenge
Potash Corporation and human rights risk assessment in Western Sahara
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Potash Corporation and human rights risk assessment in Western Sahara

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This webinar features presentations from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Western Sahara Resource Watch about human rights concerns in Western Sahara and the legal, operational and reputational risks for companies sourcing from the territory.
https://wn.com/Potash_Corporation_And_Human_Rights_Risk_Assessment_In_Western_Sahara
Luxuscamp in der Sahara | Marokko Desert  Vlog 4
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Luxuscamp in der Sahara | Marokko Desert Vlog 4

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Auf Kamelen durch die Sahara, auf dem Weg zu unserem Luxus Camp. Kilometerweit Sand, kein Wasser, aber Internetempfang, wtf? 30 Euro AirBnB Gutschein/Voucher www.airbnb.de/c/davida23771 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/davidjpalmen/ https://www.instagram.com/meritgolka/ EQUIPMENT Unser Equipment DJI Mavic Pro http://amzn.to/2rK370Z Batterie http://amzn.to/2rJVdV6 Mavic Tasche http://amzn.to/2sp64Gd Sony a6500 http://amzn.to/2oCRdWI 35 mm f1.8 http://amzn.to/2oCWg9s 18 - 50 mm f3.5 http://amzn.to/2nUaFkK 10 -18 mm f4 http://amzn.to/2oCRAjV ND Filter 62mm - http://amzn.to/2ycxlwO ND Filter 49 mm - http://amzn.to/2nM890e Stativ Rollei Traveller No. 1 http://amzn.to/2oCTtxc Gorilla Pod http://amzn.to/2psNR8A Zhiyun Crane http://amzn.to/2nU45dK LED VIDEO LIGHT - http://amzn.to/2BQCrRr GOPRO Hero 5 (mit Screen) - http://amzn.to/2jEmdV2 Festplatten - http://amzn.to/2BTHLU6 Mikrofon - http://amzn.to/2jn9Tvw
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Western Sahara refugees celebrating EU Court judgement
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Western Sahara refugees celebrating EU Court judgement

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21 Dec 2016, the Court of Justice of the EU decided that Morocco sell products from Western Sahara under its trade agreement with the EU. The Saharawi refugees rejoice. Original file of this video - and further information about the matter - can be found here: http://wsrw.org/a105x3696
https://wn.com/Western_Sahara_Refugees_Celebrating_Eu_Court_Judgement
AMINATOU HAIDAR | WHITEWASHING WESTERN SAHARA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM | 2016
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AMINATOU HAIDAR | WHITEWASHING WESTERN SAHARA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM | 2016

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Aminatou Haidar's talk at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum. See more talks like this at oslofreedomforum.com and follow @OsloFF for updates.
https://wn.com/Aminatou_Haidar_|_Whitewashing_Western_Sahara'S_Struggle_For_Freedom_|_2016
Danish vessel used in oil hunt in occupied Western Sahara
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Danish vessel used in oil hunt in occupied Western Sahara

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Vessel 'Thor Omega', owned by Faroe Islands company 'Thor Offshore' started in January 2009 working in occupied Western Sahara. The vessel is chartered by Norwegian-Dutch firm Fugro-Geoteam, which is carrying out seismic surveys for Morocco, the occupying power in Western Sahara. The UN legal experts have stated that such operations will be in violation of international law, but still the activities are carried out. This video clip was filmed in Las Palmas harbour, the same day that 'Thor Omega' left for occupied Western Sahara.
https://wn.com/Danish_Vessel_Used_In_Oil_Hunt_In_Occupied_Western_Sahara
Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?
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Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?

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Last 7th February, Carlos Ruiz Miguel, professor at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela talked in a seminar titled "Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?" In 30 minutes he talked about the Western Sahara conflict and explained how the international law is applied to it. This video contains the last 10 minutes of his talk when he tries to explain the main issues on this conflicts: the political and economical situations.
https://wn.com/Who_Has_The_Right_Of_Self_Determination_In_Contemporary_International_Law
West SAHARA 07.mpg
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West SAHARA 07.mpg

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A statement of public opinion No. 08 The unilateral decision taken by the company Vospockraa in 1975 for the confiscation of all the acquired rights of workers Saharan company is a wrap and circumvent the legal and disclaimer of contracts and obligations contained therein and provided for by international laws and norms to respect and acquired rights of workers, a desperate attempt to eradicate the historical roots and legal tie workers Sahrawi Spanish company of the industry. For the week, the eighth in a row in the series and our silent peaceful protest in front of the so-called Delegation of Energy and Mines Road Smara, we note the persistence of the Moroccan administration refused to respond to our legitimate and fair, which is why we have uploaded forms we struggle more and more practical response to this silence and inaction, and that So do us justice and to meet our full, a task which we have every confidence we'll get to it soon, God willing. In the context of our silent vigil, more interactive and international support with arrested and expelled from the Workers Vospockraa with social groups desert marginalized groups, has issued a confederation of trade union of workers committees Spanish statement declaring its solidarity with the struggles of company workers Vospockraa, stating that the Sahrawi workers of the company Spanish demand legitimate rights have been denied which since the year 1975, also condemned the oppression of the Sahrawi workers, and considered it as the same statement as an attempt to deprive them from exercising their right to demonstrate peacefully for their rights. In the same context, an official of External Relations of the Party of Progress and Democracy Spanish that it is our humanitarian duty and moral Kaspanyen defense and protection of Sahrawi workers, and stressed that Spain shall have historically and politically, to this day the direction of this segment as to the borders of 1975 are workers Spaniards and should be treated just like any other workers in Spain . It has become the arrest depletion of natural resources is imperative and urgent necessity unavoidable, so be involved and benefit all static region, the poor and disadvantaged of their property as a right afforded them by legislation and international declarations, because what has become the region is experiencing the level of social and economic whistle-blower by the current data. Along with all of the above "Based on our very delicate stage and the legitimacy of our rights, then we declare to the local public opinion and international level: - Applaud the support and international solidarity with our case and in particular the Confederation of Association of the workers committees Spanish CCOO and the Progress Party and the Democratic Spanish UPyD and coordinating labor union Catalan COS, and trade Basque ELA and LAB, and the General Confederation of Italian for workers CGIL, and the Confederation of General Workers French CGT. - Our claim to all our rights usurped by the company Vospockraa. - Attrition repeated condemnation of the date and looting of natural resources. - Thjia the Spanish government and the Moroccan administration of historical and political responsibility in the region.
https://wn.com/West_Sahara_07.Mpg