Acting with Impunity: Morocco's Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara and the Silence of the International Community

Joanna Allan, Hamza Lakhal

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Abstract

This excellent report examines the human rights abuses committed in Western Sahara since April 1 2014 until March 1 2015. Based on 163 documented cases, 256 different human rights violations have been reported, involving 283 named victims.

The report concludes that the continued gross human rights violations committed in occupied Western Sahara illustrate the total inadequacy of Morocco’s national human rights framework. Whilst UN Special Procedures, which involve short and infrequent visits by UN rights experts to Western Sahara, are important, they are insufficient.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOslo, Norway
PublisherNorwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH)
Commissioning bodyNorwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH)
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

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