Freedom for Western Sahara

    pressure Morocco to allow the people of Western Sahara to determine their own destiny

    The right of a people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law, binding, as such, on the UN as authoritative interpretation of the Charter's norms. It states that peoples, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no interference

    Unfortunately, the Moroccan plan for autonomy falls well short of what is required in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Moreover, it seeks to set a dangerous precedent that threatens the very foundation of the post-World War II international legal system.

    Morocco has failed to live up to the terms of the 1991 UN-supervised ceasefire agreement with the Polisario, which called for a free and fair referendum on the fate of the territory. A series of resolutions by the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as well as a landmark 1975 advisory ruling by the International Court of Justice, have reaffirmed the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination. However, France and the United States have blocked the Security Council from enforcing its resolutions as part of their perceived need to strengthen the Moroccan monarchy

    1* We are against the annexation of Crimea by Russia
    2 * We were also against the annexation of Kuwait by Iraq
    3 * Today we must be against the annexation of Western Sahara by Morocco

    1*Nelson Mandela recognizes Western Sahara

    2*Freedom for Ukraine, Freedom for Western Sahara

    3*Le penseur américain Noam Chomsky signe l'appel international pour la protection des civils sahraouis (

    4*Chomsky on the Western Sahara

    5*Advisory opinion on Western Sahara

    6*United Nations General Assembly Resolution 34/37, titled Question of Western Sahara, by a recorded vote of 85 in favour to 6 against, with 41 abstentions

    *The resolution reaffirmed "the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the Charter of the Organization for African Unity and the objectives of the UN General Assembly Resolution 1514, and the legitimacy of their struggle to secure the enjoyment of that right.".
    while "deeply deplores the aggravation of the situation resulting from the continued occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco and the extension of that occupation to the territory recently evacuated by Mauritania", urging Morocco to "join the peace process and to terminate the occupation of the territory of Western Sahara*
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