• New Film – In the devil’s garden by Pavel Borecký (2018)
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    Borecký, Pavel (director). In the Devil's garden, 2018, 25 minutes. Produced by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern Synopsis: Film shot in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting,...

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  • New video : Insights from Carlos Ruiz Miguel on the EU-Morocco agreements
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    A new module is available on the Observatory's website! 5 minutes for 1 question The first video deals with the agreements between the European Union and Morocco on the natural resources of Western Sahara: available here (french or Spanish). To shed light on this issue, we called on Carlos Ruiz Miguel. Professor of Constitutional Law...

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  • Sahara : Conflit ensablé ? – Le dessous des cartes
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    Pierre-Olivier François, Sahara : conflit ensablé ?, Le dessous des cartes, September 8, 2018 According to the UN, this is one of the last unresolved colonial conflicts. For fifty years, the desert areas of Western Sahara, rich in raw materials and open to the sea, are the object of an endless rivalry between Morocco - which...

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  • EU-Morocco fisheries agreements qualified as invalid by EU Court of Justice
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    Cour de justice de l’Union européenne COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n° 1/18 Luxembourg, le 10 janvier 2018 Conclusions de l’avocat général dans l’affaire C-266/16 The Queen et Western Sahara Campaign/Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs et Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs According to Advocate General Wathelet, the fisheries agreement between the…

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  • « Le Maroc est en train de modifier sa stratégie sur le Sahara occidental »
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    Khadija Mohsen-Finan analyzes Rabat strategy changes after its reintegration into the African Union and the arrival of a new UN Secretary-General. Interview made by Charlotte Bozonnet LE MONDE 08.03.2017, 15h20 http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2017/03/08/le-maroc-est-en-train-de-modifier-sa-strategie-sur-le-sahara-occidental_5091331_3212.html

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  • Interview of Spanish radio with Mr Gilles Devers, about the ECJ ruling
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    RTVE.es: Broadcast in French - Western Sahara: Interview Gilles Devers - 05/01/17 "Any activity of a European or partly European company in Western Sahara is poaching," says Gilles Devers. The judgment of the EU Court of Justice is clear and goes beyond the agricultural agreement. Moreover, the importation of products from the Saharawi territory, formerly...

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  • Les camps de réfugiés sahraouis : une histoire de résilience ?
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    Documentary film, retracing the history of the Sahrawi refugee camps and the floods that hit them in October 2015. Film directed by Francesco CORREALE and Jean Philippe CORBELLINI with the support of the Val de Loire Human Sciences House (USR 3501), the CITERES laboratory (UMR 7324) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). https://www.canal-u.tv/video/msh_val_de_loire/los_campamentos_de_refugiados_saharauis_una_historia_de_resiliencia_las_inundaciones_de_octubre_2015.20831

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  • Radio program, Les enfants des nuages, France culture, 10 juillet 2015
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    Les Hommes aux semelles de vent, par Aude-Emilie Judaïque, France Culture Réécouter Épisode 5, les Sahraouis, enfants des nuages 1h50, 10.07.2015 https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/les-hommes-aux-semelles-de-vent-itinerances-en-mediterranee-multidiffusion/episode-5-les PARTIE 1 : Documentaire historique Les Sahraouis, enfants des nuages , avec Sophie Caratini , anthropologue, auteure de La République des sables : anthropologie d’une Révolution (L’Harmattan, 2003) Jusqu’au départ des Espagnols du…

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