• What Is Sharia Law?

    Sharia law is practiced in many Muslim countries, but it's extremist groups like ISIS and the Taliban that enforce it the harshest. What is Sharia Law? Are there different forms of it in Islam? Learn More: Islam: Governing Under Sharia http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034 “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.” 5 Myths the Media Needs to Stop Spreading About Sharia Law http://mic.com/articles/91083/5-myths-the-media-needs-to-stop-spreading-about-sharia-law “One of the defining characteristics of the post-9/11 world has been a ubiquitous fear, in ...

    published: 18 Aug 2014
  • What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World

    A little known conflict has been going on in the small north African country of Western Sahara. This war between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco has resulted in thousands of displaced Sahwaris and an estimated 20,000 deaths – Here is what's going on in Western Sahara. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha...

    published: 11 Jan 2018
  • Conflict in The Western Sahara

    This video is about Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara and the effect of media outsourcing on international law. For the full report, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ql95B9WX4UauvgCtOz5-vZKXT7N35sgFWNivZWfX7QU/edit

    published: 08 Jan 2016
  • 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
  • UN Human Rights Council broaches respect of international law in Western Sahara

    The United Nations Human Rights Council will organize, from 26 February to 23 March 2018, in Geneva (Switzerland), its 37th session, which mainly broaches the respect of international law in occupied Western Sahara. Sahrawi activists denounced the human rights violations and the exploitation of natural resources in the occupied Sahrawi territories

    published: 28 Feb 2018
  • Resolution of Western Sahara conflict continues despite Moroccan hindrance

    ALGIERS (APS)-The prospects for the resumption of talks on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict have brightened since the appointment of German Horst Kohler as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General. With Morocco's refusal to discuss the independence option, discussions and negotiations are hindered.

    published: 03 Mar 2018
  • Algeria reaffirms support for self-determination of Western Sahara

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Saturday he supports UN efforts for a resumption of negotiations between Rabat and the Polisario Front to reach a solution based on self-determination of Western Sahara. The vast territory populated by half a million inhabitants is a former Spanish colony controlled by Morocco. Morocco proposes a wide autonomy under its sovereignty, while the Polisario, backed by Algeria, claims a self-determination referendum. UN mediation efforts have stalled.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/02/27/algeria-reaffirms-support-for-self-determination-of-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...

    published: 27 Feb 2016
  • Saharawis celebrate EU Court ruling on Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2018

    27 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the EU cannot fish in Western Sahara under a deal with Morocco. Saharawis are celebrating already, hoping that the EU will respect the rule of law. Read more here: http://wsrw.org/a105x4108

    published: 27 Feb 2018
  • Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?

    Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Despite their history as allies under French colonial rule, Morocco and Algeria have been embroiled in serious territory disputes. So, what happened? Why do Morocco and Algeria hate each other? Learn More: Algeria (1992-present) http://faculty.virginia.edu/j.sw/uploads/research/Schulhofer-Wohl%202007%20Algeria.pdf "The Algerian civil war that began in 1992 has gained notoriety for several reasons. " 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." 2015 UNHCR country operations profile - Algeria http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e485e16.html "The absence of a...

    published: 21 Apr 2015
  • Western Sahara autonomous region Morocco

    Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, partially controlled by the self- proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

    published: 02 Mar 2018
  • Kosmos supply vessel Geo Service 1 in occupied Western Sahara

    US oil company Kosmos Energy plans to drill in occupied Western Sahara in 2014. UN has stated such exploration to be in violation of international law. During the final seismic studies before drilling will commence, Geo Service 1 was observed in Dakhla harbour, in the occupied terrtory on 4 July 2014. Read more on Morocco's illegal oil exploration on http://www.wsrw.org

    published: 05 Jul 2014
  • 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
  • Sweden and the plunder of Western Sahara

    The plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources continues. Despite the fact that is illegal according to the International Law as Western Sahara is occupied and its people do not benefit from it. This was revealed in a report by the Norwegian activist Erik Hagen, on 2017-09-27, the report was presented. Swedish Politicians, activists and associations in solidarity with Western Sahara participated. Meeting organised by Emmaus Stockholm The report is presented by report author Erik Hagen from Western Sahara Resource Watch. The panel: Johan Büser, Socialist Democrats, Lotta Johnsson Fornarve, Parliamentary Left Party, and Kathleen McCaughey, Special Economic Operators and Human Rights, Amnesty International. Moderator is Tobias Smedberg, Agenda PR.

    published: 17 Dec 2017
  • 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
  • DOCUMENTARY: WESTERN SAHARA, SOURCES AND RESOURCES

    The question of the Sahara is now erected as a "sword of Damocles" on the head of Morocco. The Kingdom is confronted on the international scene with adversaries who have made the question of the illegal exploitation of natural resources and human rights, their workhorse.

    published: 06 Mar 2018
  • "Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade

    Senia Bachir Abderahman, refugee from Western Sahara, comments on the court case between Polisario and Morocco.

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • Western Sahara and its Phosphate Rock

    Presentation by Tim Robertson SC at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), Melbourne, on Wed 5 Oct 2011. 01:09 The 'Green March', 1975 03:44 An 'administrator' or an 'occupying power' 04:46 Non-disturbance of boundaries 05:28 The right to self-determination 06:22 Right to govern as 'trustee' for non-self-governing territory 06:50 Self-determination a free and voluntary act -- three choices 07:52 'Something in the air', 1974--5, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Western Sahara 08:54 Australia's involvement in the three parallel acts 10:54 What happened in the case of Western Sahara: 'Shameful' 11:45 The biggest wall perhaps since Hadrian: A breach of treaty 14:03 What is the position of Wesfarmers and Incitec? 14:56 Entering a contract under international la...

    published: 20 Mar 2012
  • Kosmos supply vessels in occupied Western Sahara

    US oil company Kosmos Energy plans to drill in occupied Western Sahara in 2014. UN has stated such exploration to be in violation of international law. During the final seismic studies before drilling will commence, June 2014, these two supply vessels were observed in Dakhla harbour, in the occupied terrtory. Flamingo (IMO 6911861) and Baltimore (IMO 8121393) Read more on the dirty oil exploration on http://www.wsrw.org

    published: 30 Jun 2014
  • 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'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
  • 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
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    published: 06 Mar 2011
  • 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
  • Gasoline Smuggling in the Sahara

    In countries bordering the Saharan desert, ethnic nomad Tuareg have turned their desert expertise into a money maker through tourism and smuggling. Phuong Tran recently traveled with an Algerian gasoline smuggler and has this report from Ingkaka, Niger for VOA

    published: 15 Apr 2008
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What Is Sharia Law?
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What Is Sharia Law?

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Sharia law is practiced in many Muslim countries, but it's extremist groups like ISIS and the Taliban that enforce it the harshest. What is Sharia Law? Are there different forms of it in Islam? Learn More: Islam: Governing Under Sharia http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034 “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.” 5 Myths the Media Needs to Stop Spreading About Sharia Law http://mic.com/articles/91083/5-myths-the-media-needs-to-stop-spreading-about-sharia-law “One of the defining characteristics of the post-9/11 world has been a ubiquitous fear, in Euro-American countries, of the creepy imperial prowess of Islamic law — a prowess that never seems to exist outside the imaginations of overzealous protesters.” Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present http://dare.uva.nl/document/221087 Watch More: Who is Boko Haram? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTzpd43HBzo&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA What does “Jihad” really mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZP1nAoajh0&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ 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 Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest 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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What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World
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What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World

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A little known conflict has been going on in the small north African country of Western Sahara. This war between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco has resulted in thousands of displaced Sahwaris and an estimated 20,000 deaths – Here is what's going on in Western Sahara. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Conflict in The Western Sahara
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Conflict in The Western Sahara

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This video is about Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara and the effect of media outsourcing on international law. For the full report, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ql95B9WX4UauvgCtOz5-vZKXT7N35sgFWNivZWfX7QU/edit
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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.
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UN Human Rights Council broaches respect of international law in Western Sahara
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UN Human Rights Council broaches respect of international law in Western Sahara

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The United Nations Human Rights Council will organize, from 26 February to 23 March 2018, in Geneva (Switzerland), its 37th session, which mainly broaches the respect of international law in occupied Western Sahara. Sahrawi activists denounced the human rights violations and the exploitation of natural resources in the occupied Sahrawi territories
https://wn.com/Un_Human_Rights_Council_Broaches_Respect_Of_International_Law_In_Western_Sahara
Resolution of Western Sahara conflict continues despite Moroccan hindrance
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Resolution of Western Sahara conflict continues despite Moroccan hindrance

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ALGIERS (APS)-The prospects for the resumption of talks on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict have brightened since the appointment of German Horst Kohler as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General. With Morocco's refusal to discuss the independence option, discussions and negotiations are hindered.
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Algeria reaffirms support for self-determination of Western Sahara
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Algeria reaffirms support for self-determination of Western Sahara

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Saturday he supports UN efforts for a resumption of negotiations between Rabat and the Polisario Front to reach a solution based on self-determination of Western Sahara. The vast territory populated by half a million inhabitants is a former Spanish colony controlled by Morocco. Morocco proposes a wide autonomy under its sovereignty, while the Polisario, backed by Algeria, claims a self-determination referendum. UN mediation efforts have stalled.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/02/27/algeria-reaffirms-support-for-self-determination-of-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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Saharawis celebrate EU Court ruling on Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2018
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Saharawis celebrate EU Court ruling on Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2018

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27 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the EU cannot fish in Western Sahara under a deal with Morocco. Saharawis are celebrating already, hoping that the EU will respect the rule of law. Read more here: http://wsrw.org/a105x4108
https://wn.com/Saharawis_Celebrate_Eu_Court_Ruling_On_Western_Sahara,_27_Feb_2018
Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?
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Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?

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Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Despite their history as allies under French colonial rule, Morocco and Algeria have been embroiled in serious territory disputes. So, what happened? Why do Morocco and Algeria hate each other? Learn More: Algeria (1992-present) http://faculty.virginia.edu/j.sw/uploads/research/Schulhofer-Wohl%202007%20Algeria.pdf "The Algerian civil war that began in 1992 has gained notoriety for several reasons. " 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." 2015 UNHCR country operations profile - Algeria http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e485e16.html "The absence of a national asylum law and functioning body to adjudicate asylum requests in Algeria prompts UNHCR to carry out refugee status determination." Algeria and Morocco: Open that Border http://www.economist.com/node/16219845 "Moroccans call the vast and arid region along their border with Algeria 'the Oriental'." Watch More: The Ukraine Russia Conflict Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxG-fLv0vI Why Do The UK And Argentina Hate Each Other? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5RPWTksegA Subscribe to TestTube Daily! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml _________________________ 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 Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting TestTube! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace
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Western Sahara autonomous region Morocco
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Western Sahara autonomous region Morocco

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Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, partially controlled by the self- proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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Kosmos supply vessel Geo Service 1 in occupied Western Sahara
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Kosmos supply vessel Geo Service 1 in occupied Western Sahara

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US oil company Kosmos Energy plans to drill in occupied Western Sahara in 2014. UN has stated such exploration to be in violation of international law. During the final seismic studies before drilling will commence, Geo Service 1 was observed in Dakhla harbour, in the occupied terrtory on 4 July 2014. Read more on Morocco's illegal oil exploration on http://www.wsrw.org
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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.
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Sweden and the plunder of Western Sahara
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Sweden and the plunder of Western Sahara

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The plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources continues. Despite the fact that is illegal according to the International Law as Western Sahara is occupied and its people do not benefit from it. This was revealed in a report by the Norwegian activist Erik Hagen, on 2017-09-27, the report was presented. Swedish Politicians, activists and associations in solidarity with Western Sahara participated. Meeting organised by Emmaus Stockholm The report is presented by report author Erik Hagen from Western Sahara Resource Watch. The panel: Johan Büser, Socialist Democrats, Lotta Johnsson Fornarve, Parliamentary Left Party, and Kathleen McCaughey, Special Economic Operators and Human Rights, Amnesty International. Moderator is Tobias Smedberg, Agenda PR.
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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
DOCUMENTARY: WESTERN SAHARA, SOURCES AND RESOURCES
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DOCUMENTARY: WESTERN SAHARA, SOURCES AND RESOURCES

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The question of the Sahara is now erected as a "sword of Damocles" on the head of Morocco. The Kingdom is confronted on the international scene with adversaries who have made the question of the illegal exploitation of natural resources and human rights, their workhorse.
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"Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade
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"Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade

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Senia Bachir Abderahman, refugee from Western Sahara, comments on the court case between Polisario and Morocco.
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Western Sahara and its Phosphate Rock
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Western Sahara and its Phosphate Rock

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Presentation by Tim Robertson SC at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), Melbourne, on Wed 5 Oct 2011. 01:09 The 'Green March', 1975 03:44 An 'administrator' or an 'occupying power' 04:46 Non-disturbance of boundaries 05:28 The right to self-determination 06:22 Right to govern as 'trustee' for non-self-governing territory 06:50 Self-determination a free and voluntary act -- three choices 07:52 'Something in the air', 1974--5, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Western Sahara 08:54 Australia's involvement in the three parallel acts 10:54 What happened in the case of Western Sahara: 'Shameful' 11:45 The biggest wall perhaps since Hadrian: A breach of treaty 14:03 What is the position of Wesfarmers and Incitec? 14:56 Entering a contract under international law 15:34 Enforcing contracts in international forums 16:07 International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) 16:30 Example of a case concerning duty-free shops in an African country 17:23 How this applies to Morocco and Western Sahara 17:59 The international crime of pillaging 19:15 Example and precedent from Nuremburg Trials: Stealing coal from Poland 21:05 Nemo dat: How does Morocco pass good title to the goods? 22:27 How does Morocco pass good title (phosphate ore, fish)? 23:06 Historic title - no longer applies since WW2 25:50 The Australian Customs Act requires 'Country of Origin' 26:44 Major listed Australian companies declaring falsely 'Morocco' 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.
https://wn.com/Western_Sahara_And_Its_Phosphate_Rock
Kosmos supply vessels in occupied Western Sahara
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Kosmos supply vessels in occupied Western Sahara

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US oil company Kosmos Energy plans to drill in occupied Western Sahara in 2014. UN has stated such exploration to be in violation of international law. During the final seismic studies before drilling will commence, June 2014, these two supply vessels were observed in Dakhla harbour, in the occupied terrtory. Flamingo (IMO 6911861) and Baltimore (IMO 8121393) Read more on the dirty oil exploration on http://www.wsrw.org
https://wn.com/Kosmos_Supply_Vessels_In_Occupied_Western_Sahara
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
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)
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
western sahara
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western sahara

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western sahara
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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
Gasoline Smuggling in the Sahara
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Gasoline Smuggling in the Sahara

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In countries bordering the Saharan desert, ethnic nomad Tuareg have turned their desert expertise into a money maker through tourism and smuggling. Phuong Tran recently traveled with an Algerian gasoline smuggler and has this report from Ingkaka, Niger for VOA
https://wn.com/Gasoline_Smuggling_In_The_Sahara