WSAF 2016 Briefing

The routine violation of human rights continues to be inflicted upon the indigenous people of Western Sahara. This should not be tolerated by an international community of nations that has made extraordinary progress towards giving all the opportunity of a life of dignity and security in recent decades. WSAF aims to help the trend towards Read more about WSAF 2016 Briefing[…]

UN fourth committee discusses Western Sahara

  During the first two weeks of October, the United Nations’ Special Political and Decolonization Committee heard petitioners on the question of Western Sahara. The sessions took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and the following speech was delivered on behalf of Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF), and Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW). Read more about UN fourth committee discusses Western Sahara[…]

UK government taken to EU Court of Justice over Western Sahara

The High Court has ruled that a legal claim being brought by the Western Sahara Campaign UK (WSCUK) against DEFRA and HMRC regarding trade agreements with Morocco should be heard in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). WSCUK is an independent voluntary organisation founded in 1984 with the aim of supporting the Read more about UK government taken to EU Court of Justice over Western Sahara[…]

WSAF supports hunger strike

WSAF is supporting a hunger strike chain in solidarity with the mother of murdered Saharawi Mohamed Lamine Haidala. Haidala, a 21 year-old pro-independence activist, died in February following a brutal attack by Moroccan settlers. His family report that rather than support Haidala in getting medical help, the Moroccan police arrested and detained him for two Read more about WSAF supports hunger strike[…]

UNFair: Despite strong opposition, MINURSO renewed without human rights mandate

Despite strong efforts from African members and Venezuela, the UN Security Council has renewed MINURSO’s mandate without a human rights mandate. Western Sahara Action Forum statement: We are bitterly disappointed that the UN Security Council has again neglected its duty to the people of Western Sahara; however the status quo cannot continue. The clear statement Read more about UNFair: Despite strong opposition, MINURSO renewed without human rights mandate[…]

The campaign for Western Sahara is heating up!

In a report launched on Monday the UN Secretary General recognised the human rights abuses in the Territory. The report also notes increased concern over the natural resources of Western Sahara, in particular the recent oil exploration. On the same day a new report was published by the Norwegian Students and Academics Association showing evidence Read more about The campaign for Western Sahara is heating up![…]

TAKE ACTION: Protect rights and resources in Western Sahara

In previous years the UN Security Council has voted not to monitor human rights violations in Western Sahara. This is unacceptable. It is time to put pressure on the Security Council and demand they fulfill their duty to the people of Western Sahara. They will be voting in April 2015 so we need to act NOW to Read more about TAKE ACTION: Protect rights and resources in Western Sahara[…]

2015 Campaign – the MINURSO mandate

SPANISH: FASO CAMPAÑA 2015 ARABIC: حملة 2015- مهمة المينورسو Western Sahara Action Forum today begins its campaign to ensure the UN Security Council acts to fulfill its responsibility to supervise a free and fair referendum that will allow the Sahrawi people to express their inalienable right to self-determination. With the annual renewal of MINURSO’s mandate Read more about 2015 Campaign – the MINURSO mandate[…]