• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • EU Court dismisses challenge to Morocco trade deals

    The European Union's top court has dismissed a legal challenge by a Western Sahara independence group against a trade deal between the EU and Morocco, covering agricultural produce and fisheries

    published: 23 Dec 2016
  • 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
  • WSCUK Legal Challenge

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

    published: 26 May 2015
  • Algeria on Decolonization and Western Sahara. United Nations, 10 Oct.

    Speech by H.E. Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, 10 October 2016. Fourth Committee, 7th meeting - 71st General Assembly. Special Political and Decolonization Committee.

    published: 12 Oct 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ICP Asked UN of UNFCCC Logo On COP22.ma Site Depicting Western Sahara As Part of Morocco, Spox Spins

    COP22 Host's Map Depicts W Sahara As Part Of Morocco, Ban Ki-moon "Hasn't Seen" By Matthew Russell Lee, Follow up to Exclusives UNITED NATIONS, November 4 -- The UN of Ban Ki-moon, which gave in to Morocco's demand to pull out 83 members of its MINURSO mission in Western Sahara and has yet to get most of the returned, is now proposing to give in further, sources have exclusively told Inner City Press. On September 22, when Inner City Press asked Morocco's foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar about MINURSO it was told it is already “fully functional." But when Inner City Press asked Ban Ki-moon's deputy spokesman Farhan Haq how many of the 83 expelled staff are back, the answer was only 25. UN transcript below. Now with Ban headed to Morocco for COP22 -- when Inner City Press asked, hi...

    published: 05 Nov 2016
  • 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: 31 May 2010
  • Saharawi victims: "EU is not welcome to fish with Morocco in occupied Western Sahara"

    EU plans to fish in occupied Western Sahara. No state recognise Western Sahara as part of Morocco. The agreement will undermine the UN peace process. This demonstration took place in El Aaiun 7 Dec 2013. Several peaceful demonstrators were injured by Moroccan police. How can the Saharawi's voice be heard as long as organisations are forbidden, and this is how they are treated by the EU's partner? Read UN legal opinion here: www.arso.org/Olaeng.pdf The vote in the European Parliament will take place on 10 Dec. Greenpeace asks for it not to be signed, of reasons of sustainability for the fish stocks. Find high resolution of this video and read more about the EU's illegal plans on http://www.fishelsewhere.eu/a140x1463

    published: 08 Dec 2013
  • Legal advisor says eu fisheries deal with morocco invalid

    Thanks for watching❤! SUBSCRIBE to receive more videos for free. Legal advisor says eu fisheries deal with morocco invalid BRUSSELS — The European Union’s fisheries agreement with Morocco has been cast into doubt after a top legal advisor said Wednesday 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 selfdetermination and possible sovereignty over natural resources there. Morocco considers the vast, mineralrich 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 topic...

    published: 11 Jan 2018
  • 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
  • Strict adoption rules in Morocco leaves orphans without hope

    Orphanages in Morocco face a unique challenge in trying to find permanent homes for children in their care. A recent law has made it nearly impossible for many would-be parents, especially under the Islamist government. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports as part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.

    published: 27 May 2015
  • 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
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Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

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

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
Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

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
Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

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

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
AMINATOU HAIDAR | WHITEWASHING WESTERN SAHARA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM | 2016

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
Western Sahara

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
https://wn.com/Western_Sahara
Sahrawi women | Nomads of the Sahara

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
https://wn.com/Sahrawi_Women_|_Nomads_Of_The_Sahara
Resolving Regional Conflicts: The Western Sahara and the Quest for a Durable Solution

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
Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

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
EU Court dismisses challenge to Morocco trade deals

EU Court dismisses challenge to Morocco trade deals

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The European Union's top court has dismissed a legal challenge by a Western Sahara independence group against a trade deal between the EU and Morocco, covering agricultural produce and fisheries
https://wn.com/Eu_Court_Dismisses_Challenge_To_Morocco_Trade_Deals
Western Sahara: who benefits from exporting fish and phosphates?

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
WSCUK Legal Challenge

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
Algeria on Decolonization and Western Sahara. United Nations, 10 Oct.

Algeria on Decolonization and Western Sahara. United Nations, 10 Oct.

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Moroccans protest UN Chief's position on Western Sahara

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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Potash Corporation and human rights risk assessment in Western Sahara

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.
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Why Morocco Left The African Union

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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ICP Asked UN of UNFCCC Logo On COP22.ma Site Depicting Western Sahara As Part of Morocco, Spox Spins

ICP Asked UN of UNFCCC Logo On COP22.ma Site Depicting Western Sahara As Part of Morocco, Spox Spins

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COP22 Host's Map Depicts W Sahara As Part Of Morocco, Ban Ki-moon "Hasn't Seen" By Matthew Russell Lee, Follow up to Exclusives UNITED NATIONS, November 4 -- The UN of Ban Ki-moon, which gave in to Morocco's demand to pull out 83 members of its MINURSO mission in Western Sahara and has yet to get most of the returned, is now proposing to give in further, sources have exclusively told Inner City Press. On September 22, when Inner City Press asked Morocco's foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar about MINURSO it was told it is already “fully functional." But when Inner City Press asked Ban Ki-moon's deputy spokesman Farhan Haq how many of the 83 expelled staff are back, the answer was only 25. UN transcript below. Now with Ban headed to Morocco for COP22 -- when Inner City Press asked, his lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric had no substantive comment on the killing of the fish seller Fikri, Vine video here -- Inner City Press has asked Ban's lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric about Morocco's COP22.ma website, see below This website, replete with UN / UNFCCC logos, portrays Western Sahara as part of Morocco. See map here. On November 4, Inner City Press for the third time asked Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric, video here, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: I’m going to ask you again about this issue of the, the UNFCCC… the COP22 where the Secretary-General was going and this website. You said it was a very legitimate question. What is the answer by OLA [Office of Legal Affairs] whether UNFCCC logo can be used for a map that portrays Western Sahara…? [inaudible] Spokesman: I haven’t… first of all, the website is, the cop22.ma website is run by the Moroccan presidency of COP [Conference of Parties]. Right? We, obviously, the Moroccans are a partner in organising the COP. UNFCCC has its own website. I haven’t seen any maps on the COP22 website but I’m happy to see them. The UN’s position on Western Sahara remains unchanged regardless of what is maybe on any website. ICP Question: I guess I’m asking because there have been recent comments by Hans Corell, the former head of OLA, saying that the whole thing is… is… that these... both the turbines in Western Sahara and their portrayal are legally problematic, so I’m just… [inaudible] Spokesman: The UN’s position has not changed. But the projected depicted are in violation of international law and UN principles for responsible business...
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EU steals fish off occupied Western Sahara

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
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Saharawi victims: "EU is not welcome to fish with Morocco in occupied Western Sahara"

Saharawi victims: "EU is not welcome to fish with Morocco in occupied Western Sahara"

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EU plans to fish in occupied Western Sahara. No state recognise Western Sahara as part of Morocco. The agreement will undermine the UN peace process. This demonstration took place in El Aaiun 7 Dec 2013. Several peaceful demonstrators were injured by Moroccan police. How can the Saharawi's voice be heard as long as organisations are forbidden, and this is how they are treated by the EU's partner? Read UN legal opinion here: www.arso.org/Olaeng.pdf The vote in the European Parliament will take place on 10 Dec. Greenpeace asks for it not to be signed, of reasons of sustainability for the fish stocks. Find high resolution of this video and read more about the EU's illegal plans on http://www.fishelsewhere.eu/a140x1463
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Legal advisor says eu fisheries deal with morocco invalid

Legal advisor says eu fisheries deal with morocco invalid

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Thanks for watching❤! SUBSCRIBE to receive more videos for free. Legal advisor says eu fisheries deal with morocco invalid BRUSSELS — The European Union’s fisheries agreement with Morocco has been cast into doubt after a top legal advisor said Wednesday 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 selfdetermination and possible sovereignty over natural resources there. Morocco considers the vast, mineralrich 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 selfdetermination,” 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...
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Cecilia Asklöf on Western Sahara

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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Strict adoption rules in Morocco leaves orphans without hope

Strict adoption rules in Morocco leaves orphans without hope

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Orphanages in Morocco face a unique challenge in trying to find permanent homes for children in their care. A recent law has made it nearly impossible for many would-be parents, especially under the Islamist government. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports as part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
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Who has the right of Self-Determination in Contemporary International Law?

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.
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