• Film screening : SAHARA – les voix des martyrs – April 5, 5pm, Paris
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    Screening of the film: Tabet M. and Boulay S., SAHARA – Les voix des martyrs, production: CEPED (University of Paris-IRD) & ERC Cap Sahara Project, 75 mins Campus Condorcet, GED (Grand ensemble documentaire) 10 Cours des humanités, Aubervilliers Metro ligne 12, station Front Populaire https://www.campus-condorcet.fr/fr/agenda/mardis-cinema-sahara-les-voix-des-martyrs-2020 This 75 min film was made as part of the…

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  • New publication: L’Ouest saharien, 15 – Perspectives on heritage
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    Schinz O. (ed.), 2021, “Regards sur le patrimoine”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°15, Paris, L’Harmattan sommaire n°15 – Regards sur le patrimoine https://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no=72411&no_revue=56&razSqlClone=1

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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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  • Webinar – Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 6pm: Nonviolent action in a context of renewed war in Western Sahara
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    “A webinar to highlight a largely forgotten conflict! co-organised by Non-Violence XXI and the Observatoire universitaire international du Sahara Occidental (OUISO) Programme: “Non-violent action in a context of renewed war in Western Sahara” After three decades of ceasefire in Western Sahara and the expectation that the United Nations (MINURSO) would organise a referendum on self-determination,…

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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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  • Debate in the National Assembly (France) – January 6, 2022
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    Debate on the theme: “Assessment of France’s actions to ensure respect for international law: the case of Western Sahara” Debate on the initiative of deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq, during the “week of control” of the Parliament. The debate was held in the Lamartine room at the National Assembly for nearly two hours. The first hour was…

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  • France Culture : the right to self-determination in Western Sahara
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    Radio program “Cultures Monde” (France Culture) of December 7, 2021 hosted by Florian Delorme https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/cultures-monde/sahara-occidental-le-mirage-de-l-etat-nation Inscribed on the UN list of territories to be decolonized, in the eyes of international law, the inhabitants of Western Sahara should therefore benefit from the right of peoples to self-determination. And be able to speak out on the issue…

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  • Algeria-Morocco-EU: a geopolitics in crisis – Conference, Sorbonne, December 3
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    Algérie-Maroc-Union européenne : une géopolitique régionale en crise ? Amphithéâtre Emile Durkheim – Sorbonne Université de Paris (Faculté Sociétés & Humanités) Vendredi 3 décembre 2021 – 17h-19h Lieu de l’événement: Galerie Cl. Bernard, escalier I, 1er étage 14, rue Cujas, Paris 5ème arr. This conference will be moderated by Sébastien Boulay, professor-researcher at the University of Paris…

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  • On the cancellation of EU-Morocco trade agreements: Orient XXI, A. Quéré
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    Antoine Quéré, “Pêche. La justice européenne à contre-courant sur le Sahara occidental”, Orient XXI, 4 octobre 2021 https://orientxxi.info/magazine/peche-la-justice-europeenne-a-contre-courant-sur-le-sahara-occidental,5081

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  • The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) violates International Law in Western Sahara
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    Academic Council Communiqué “The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) violates International Law in North Africa (Western Sahara)” One year ago (June 2020), our Observatory discovered that academic partnerships were underway between Moroccan institutions and the IRD, a French public research institution whose overseers are the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the…

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