• Petition: Academics launch a Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara, which they invite to sign
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    Alice Wilson (University of Sussex), Mark Drury (Princeton University), Vivian Solana (Carleton University) and Meriem Naïli (University of Exeter) have written a letter strongly condemning President Donald Trump's proclamation recognising Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara, which they invite you to sign. Text available on the online portal of the international news agency La Pressenza (French,...

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  • In the press: some academic reactions to Donald Trump’s statement
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    Donald Trump's recent statement about the official recognition of Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara has provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Here is a selection of articles presenting the academic reactions following this decision: References: Aimeur, K. (2020, 13 december). Yahia Zoubir, Professeur à KEDGE Business School, à propos...

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  • New articles: About D. Trump’s statement on the recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara – Stephen Zunes
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    Reference: Zunes, S. (2020). "Trump Recognized Morocco's Illegal Occupation to Boost the Israeli Occupation", truthout [online]. Abstract: Stephen Zunes, in this article, evokes the announcement made by Donald Trump on December 10, 2020, which provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Trump officially recognized the illegal Moroccan annexation of Western...

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  • New article: L’illégale ouverture de représentations consulaires au Sahara Occidental : quels remèdes peut offrir la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples ? – Hamza Hadj Cherif
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    Reference: Hadj Cherif, H. (2020). « L’illégale ouverture de représentations consulaires au Sahara Occidental : quels remèdes peut offrir la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples ? », Revue Internationale de Recherche Juridique et Politique , 4(2), pp 227-251 Resume: The recent opening of consular representations in Western Sahara by certain African countries (Union of the Comoros,...

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  • New publication: The activities of French companies in Western Sahara, crime of colonization? – Antoine Quéré
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    Reference:  Antoine Quéré, Le crime de colonisation par peuplement - Etude de cas sur les activités économiques des entreprises françaises au Sahara Occidental, Master’s thesis in penal law, Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, 2020, 104p. Resume: Phosphates, fish, public markets, tourism… The economic resources of Western Sahara are numerous and attract foreign companies, including French companies. But Western Sahara is...

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  • New publication: Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental – Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez
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    Reference: Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez. (2020). Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental, Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (28), 43-73. Abstract: United Nations Peace Operations may include in their mandate the possibility of monitoring the human rights situation. However, one of...

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  • Event: an Anthology of the Sahrawi national poetry
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    Reference: Gimeno Martin, J.C. y al (2020) Poetas y poesía del Sáhara Occidental. Antropología de la poesía nacional saharaui. Spain: Ultima linea. Summary: "This book is an extraordinary work that makes known the Saharawi poets. Invisible, making them known is, in itself, a valuable contribution to the decolonization of Eurocentric literature. However, this book goes further, for...

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  • Thesis Online: Souveraineté sur les ressources naturelles des territoires occupés et des territoires non autonomes – Hamza Hadj Cherif
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    Reference: Hamza HADJ CHERIF, Le droit de souveraineté permanente sur les ressources naturelles dans les territoires occupés et les territoires non autonomes, Thèse de doctorat spécialité droit public, sous la direction d’Anne-Marie TOURNEPICHE , Bordeaux, école doctorale de droit (ED 41), 2018, 565 p. Abstract: “The right to permanent sovereignty over natural resources in occupied and non-selfgoverning territories”...

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  • Free access to the videos of the Amiens 2019 conference!
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    Western Sahara - News on an old issue International Multidisciplinary Colloquium Scientific Director: Marjorie Beulay Picardie Jules Verne University May 27 and 28, 2019 at the Logis du Roy - Amiens Monday, May 27, 2019 Opening Remarks Lucie Delabie (Associate Professor of Public Law and Director of the UFR of Law and Political Science - Université...

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  • New paper: A vision of MINURSO. Background, evolution and perspectives – Carlos Ruiz Miguel, Yolanda Blanco Souto
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    Carlos Ruiz Miguel and Yolanda Blanco Souto, "Una visión de la MINURSO. Antecedentes, evolución y perspectivas", anuario mexicano de derecho internacional, 20, 2020, pp 351-394 Summary The United Nations Mission for Western Sahara (MINURSO) was the most ambitious peacekeeping operation at the time of its creation in 1990. This article examines the sources of inspiration...

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