Western Sahara

Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية‎‎ aṣ-Ṣaḥrā' al-Gharbiyyah; Berber languages: Taneẓroft Tutrimt; Spanish: Sáhara Occidental) is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the Maghreb region of North and West Africa. About 20% of the territory is controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, while the remaining 80% of the territory is occupied and administered by neighboring Morocco. 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 which nearly 40% …

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The "Crown Jewels" of Environmental Diplomacy: Assessing the UNEP Regional Seas Programme

IISD · 27 April 2021 English

The Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans have achieved significant impacts, including pollution prevention and coastal zone management. They’re an excellent testament for the strategy of segmenting environment action by …

Cyprus, and Algeria and Morocco clashed over the Western Sahara. Contrary to expectations, countries agreed


Death sentences and executions 2020

Amnesty International · 21 April 2021 English

This report covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2020. Amnesty International reports only on executions, death sentences and other aspects of the …

(22+), Mali (30), Mauritania (1+), Morocco/Western Sahara (1+), Myanmar (1), Niger (3), Nigeria (58+) Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malaysia, Morocco/Western Sahara, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan,


Death penalty in 2020: Facts and figures

Amnesty International · 21 April 2021 English

The unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic were not enough to deter 18 countries from carrying out executions in 2020, Amnesty International said today in its annual global review of …

Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malaysia, Morocco/Western Sahara, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Sierra


MENA: COVID-19 amplified inequalities and was used to further ramp up repression

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 English

Pandemic lays bare systemic inequality in MENA and worldwide with refugees, migrants and prisoners severely impacted

LIBYALIBYA MOROCCO AND WESTERN SAHARAMOROCCO AND WESTERN SAHARA OMANOMAN PALESTINE (STATE OF)PALESTINE (STATE


Danish desires to export and outsource camps outside Europe

DIIS · 7 April 2021 English

Will outsourcing asylum solve the migration and refugee crisis?

well as the Moroccan colonial occupation of Western Sahara. Even though the latter flies in the face


Morocco/Western Sahara: Lift arbitrary restrictions on movement and liberty of Sahrawi activist

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 Arabic

Moroccan authorities should lift the de facto house arrest and surveillance arbitrarily imposed since November 2020 on Sultana Khaya, a pro-independence Sahrawi activist, and other members of her family.


Morocco: Sahrawi prisoner's health in danger: Mohamed Lamine Haddi

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 Spanish

Sahrawi activist Mohamed Lamine Haddi is suffering from ill-health following his 69-day hunger strike in protest of his ill-treatment in Tiflet II prison- in Rabat, Morocco- and his solitary confinement …

Primera AU: 37/21 Índice: MDE 29/3946/2021 Marruecos y el Sáhara Occidental Fecha: 7 de abril de 2021 prisión de Tiflet II, a 1.227 kilómetros de sus familias, que viven en El Aaiún, la mayor ciudad del Sáhara El Sáhara Occidental es objeto de un conflicto territorial entre Marruecos, que se anexionó el territorio En los últimos años se ha vuelto cada vez más difícil el acceso de observadores externos al Sáhara Occidental incorpore un componente de derechos humanos a la Misión de las Naciones Unidas para el Referéndum del Sáhara


Morocco/Western Sahara: Lift arbitrary restrictions on movement and liberty of Sahrawi activist

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 English

Moroccan authorities should lift the de facto house arrest and surveillance arbitrarily imposed since November 2020 on Sultana Khaya, a pro-independence Sahrawi activist, and other members of her family.

1 01/04/2021 MDE 29/3936/2021 MOROCCO/WESTERN SAHARA: LIFT ARBITRARY RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT AND


Morocco/Western Sahara: Lift arbitrary restrictions on movement and liberty of Sahrawi activist

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 French

Moroccan authorities should lift the de facto house arrest and surveillance arbitrarily imposed since November 2020 on Sultana Khaya, a pro-independence Sahrawi activist, and other members of her family.

www.amnesty.org DECLARATION PUBLIQUE – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 1 1 07/04/2021 MDE 29/3936/2021 MAROC ET SAHARA


Morocco: Sahrawi prisoner's health in danger: Mohamed Lamine Haddi

Amnesty International · 7 April 2021 French

Sahrawi activist Mohamed Lamine Haddi is suffering from ill-health following his 69-day hunger strike in protest of his ill-treatment in Tiflet II prison- in Rabat, Morocco- and his solitary confinement …

AU 37/21, MDE 29/3946/2021 - Maroc et Sahara occidental 7 avril 2021 ACTION URGENTE LA SANTÉ en détention à l'isolement à la prison de Tiflet II, à 1 227 km d’El Ayoun, la plus grande ville du Sahara AU 37/21, MDE 29/3946/2021 - Maroc et Sahara occidental 7 avril 2021 POUR EN SAVOIR PLUS Le Sahara occidental fait l’objet d’une querelle territoriale entre le Maroc, qui a annexé ce territoire relative aux droits humains à la Mission des Nations Unies pour l'organisation d'un référendum au Sahara


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