• 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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  • Women in the Sahara and the Sahel – L’Ouest saharien journal, issue 16
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    Notice of publication C. Evrard & E. Pettigrew, 2022, Femmes du Sahara-Sahel: Transformation sociales et conditions de vie, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°16, 232 p. There are few works on women in the humanities and social sciences literature on the Saharo-Sahelian region. This dossier reveals precisely these shortcomings while inviting readers to immerse themselves in some…

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  • United States in the Western Sahara War
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    The policy of the North American administrations in the Sahara conflict via the recently declassified documents of the Secretary of State Domingo Garí, Estados Unidos en la guerra del Sáhara Occidental, Catarata, 2021, 224 p. The war in Western Sahara was in its first years in favor of the Saharawi side. The Polisario Front came…

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  • New German-language edited volume on Western Sahara
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    New German-language edited volume on Western Sahara Judit Tavakoli, Manfred O. Hinz, Werner Ruf und Leonie Gaiser (Hrsg.): Westsahara. Afrikas letzte Kolonie Released: dec. 2021 ISBN 978-3-947729-36-4 https://www.regiospectra.de/buecher/westsahara-detail   Summary A series of dramatic events since 2020 have led to the escalation of the Western Sahara conflict: the resumption of war, a further increase in…

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  • New Book : “North of the South” Claire Cécile Mitatre
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    Mitatre C.C., 2021, Au nord du Sud: Espace, valeurs et passion au Sahara atlantique, Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, coll. “En temps & lieux”, 266 p. In the oases of Wad Nûn, there is no apology for autochthony, no preeminence of the first to arrive: everyone comes from elsewhere and takes care to preserve and display…

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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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