• Aldana Villalobos Katheryne
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    Current Position : Teacher and researcher, association manager Institution of affiliation : Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Research Fields : Western Saharal Agroecology Leasure and recreative activities Women Contact : kaldanav@pedagogica.edu.co Works on Western Sahara : Master Dissertation : – La agencia de las mujeres saharauis en los campamentos de refugiados de Tindouf, Argelia (2019), Universidad de…

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  • Blanca Consuelo Wynter Sarmiento
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    Current Position : PhD Candidate and senior researcher Institution of affiliation : Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Fundación Universitaria para el Desarrollo Humano (España) Research fields :   Digital activism in Western Sahara Blocking of information and censorship of the conflict in Western Sahara Peacebuilding in Western Sahara Current Project : La nomadología, una línea…

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  • Córdoba Heredia Alexandra
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    Current Position: PhD Candidate and association manager Institution of affiliation : Universidad de La Salle, Asociación Colombiana de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaui (Bogotá D.C. Colombia) Research Fields : Western Sahara Women and Gender Development Contact : alexandra.cordoba@colombiasahara.org Works on Western Sahara : Master Dissertation : La agencia de las mujeres saharauis en los campamentos…

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  • José Leonar Botero Martínez
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    Current position: 1. Doctoral student in International Studies in Peace, Conflicts and Development, Universitat Jaume I (Spain). 2. Professor – Researcher, Santo Tomás University (Colombia). 3. Project Manager of the Colombian Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People Institution of affiliation : Universitat Jaume I (Spain) Research Fields: Human Rights Protection Systems and International Humanitarian…

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  • Western Sahara : Esprit of censorship ?
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    This text was written following a request from the deputy editor of the journal Esprit (request dated September 12, 2022, text of 8000 characters maximum on Western Sahara). The paper was submitted on October 13, 2022 and has been acknowledged. It was finally refused on November 15, 2022 on the grounds that “despite the qualities…

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  • New Book : Exhortación, by the sahrawi poet Badi Mohamed Salem
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    Badi Mohamed Salem, Exhortación, Última Línea, 2022, 110 p., ISBN : 978-84-18492-26-6 This book is a collection of poems that Badi composed in the last stage of his life. In them he confronts with determination human frailty and death, universal experiences. Living in exile in a refugee camp in southern Algeria does not distract the…

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  • New PhD thesis: the role of Minurso in Western Sahara – Meriem Naïli
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    NAILI Meriem, Peacekeeping and International Human Rights Law: Interrogating United Nations Mechanisms through a Study of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, PhD Dissertation, defended on 5 May 2022, Supervisors : Dr Irene Fernandez-Molina & Dr Aurel Sari, University of Exeter Abstract: The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was…

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  • International Workshop – Young scholars – Online – November 30
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    Western Sahara: A Multidisciplinary, Transregional Journée d’Etude The Western Sahara International Academic Observatory (OUISO) invites you to participate in an online workshop on Western Sahara and its regional context. The workshop is conceived as an interdisciplinary space covering contemporary issues of Western Sahara and the surrounding region from different perspectives in the social sciences, law…

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  • Four complaints for torture on Sahrawi political prisoners
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    Four complaints for torture filed against Morocco before the UN Committee against Torture On Thursday June 9, four complaints denouncing violations of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Torture were filed against the State of Morocco before the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) in Geneva. Press release: 220610 CP ENG 4 Plaintes CAT

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  • Brief history of the Western Sahara – Isaías Barreñada
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    Notice of publication Isaías Barreñada, 2022, Breve historia del Sahara Occidental, Catarata, 144 p. Almost 50 years after Spain’s abandonment, the Sahrawi conflict continues to mark Spanish foreign policy in the region. Western Sahara is an illustrative example of a conflict that the international community has allowed to escalate. As the United Nations has pointed…

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