Exclusive: Here are the Moroccan groups that the EU consulted24.05 - 2018 21:32
Instead of seeking 'consent' from the 'people' of Western Sahara as the ECJ has asked, the EU has 'consulted' Moroccan political bodies, and state companies that violate international law and defend the Moroccan occupation.
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EU Commission closes eyes to Western Sahara judgment in Parliament 22.05 - 2018
The EU Court's rulings distinguishing Western Sahara from Morocco seem to have fallen on deaf ears in Brussels, as representatives of the Commission insist on proceeding as before.Read more
Camel researchers move event from Western Sahara to Morocco03.05 - 2018
The international camel research network ISOCARD has instructed its Moroccan partners to move the location of its upcoming conference from Western Sahara to Morocco.Read more

New report on contentious Western Sahara phosphate trade25.04 - 2018
Morocco shipped over 1.5 million tonnes of phosphate out of occupied Western Sahara in 2017, to the tune of over $142 million. But the number of international importers of the contentious conflict mineral is waning, WSRW's annual report shows.Read more
Auction for seized Western Sahara phosphates to close17.04 - 2018
A sealed bid auction to buy the 55,000 tonnes of Western Sahara phosphate rock onboard the ship seized by the South African authorities is about to conclude.Read more

Polisario will take EU Council to Court over fish deal16.04 - 2018
Following today's announcement that the EU will start talks with Morocco for a new fisheries protocol that will also be applied to Western Sahara, the representative body of the people of Western Sahara states it will "initiate new legal proceedings before EU Courts".
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EU will broker new fish deal with Morocco, including Western Sahara16.04 - 2018
In disregard of two EU Court rulings, the EU Member States have today authorized the EU Commission to negotiations with Morocco for a new fisheries protocol that will also cover occupied Western Sahara.Read more
Camel conference in occupied Western Sahara dishonest about funders12.04 - 2018
Both the FAO and OIE have denied funding or even taking part in ISOCARD's 2018 conference, scheduled to take place in El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara, in November this year.Read more

UN study on Morocco's green energy plans fails at geography10.04 - 2018
A case study on Morocco's policy reforms regarding renewable energy by a UN agency completely ignores the fact that a significant share of Morocco's planned production will come from occupied Western Sahara, as it fails to even distinguish between the two territories.Read more
EU risks recognising Western Sahara products as Moroccan27.03 - 2018
Under a proposed agreement between EU and Morocco on so-called 'Geographical Indications', camel milk and camel cheese from occupied Western Sahara could receive protection as a Moroccan product.Read more

EU Commission dead set on fishing in Western Saharafish_pile_610.jpg
21.03 - 2018
The EU Commission proposes to amend the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol ... but still wishes to apply it to the waters of Western Sahara, in spite of two EU Court judgments invalidating such practice.
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Does OPEC consider Western Sahara to be part of Morocco?20.03 - 2018
WSRW has today sent a letter to OPEC, asking the organisation to clarify its position on Western Sahara following its press release on the controversial Crans Montana Forum conference which OPEC claims takes place in "Dakhla, Morocco".Read more
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch20.03 - 2018
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more

Kosmos Energy maintains propaganda site after Western Sahara exit06.03 - 2018
Kosmos Energy has decided to keep their website defending Western Sahara oil search - even after they have left the territory. Read more
What is HeidelbergCement doing in occupied Western Sahara?02.03 - 2018
The German multinational cement giant HeidelbergCement owns a cement factory in Western Sahara. WSRW enquires about who gave the company permission to operate in the occupied territory. Read more

Confirmed: Innophos key client of Western Sahara phosphate rockinnophosnutrien_610.jpg
01.03 - 2018
The US company Innophos admits in its latest annual report to be purchasing the conflict mineral through PotashCorp.
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South Africa stands up against the plunder of Western Sahara28.02 - 2018
The Government of South African today issued a strong statement of support for International Humanitarian Law in Western Sahara during a meeting in Geneva today. Read more
Bermuda shipping company drops Western Sahara28.02 - 2018
Golden Ocean regrets shipment of phosphates from Western Sahara and changes future contracts to avoid new transports from the occupied territory.Read more

EU and Morocco announce continued fisheries partnership27.02 - 2018
In a joint statement today, Brussels and Rabat declare that the EU will help Morocco's fisheries sector, a business that primarily takes place in occupied Western Sahara. Read more
EU Parliament slams Commission on Western Sahara talks 27.02 - 2018
The leading Parliamentary Committee sets consent of the Saharawi people as a condition for endorsing the Western Sahara trade deal that the Commission is presently negotiating with Morocco.

Read also: WSRW demands Commission for answers regarding fake consultation in Western Sahara
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News archive:
01.02 - 2018EU has sealed Western Sahara trade deal in violation of Court Judgment
30.01 - 2018Vigeo Eiris reports untruly about UN human rights approval
29.01 - 2018'Biggest importer' of phosphate rock is pulling out
12.01 - 2018Glencore has left occupied Western Sahara
22.01 - 2018German government not supportive of business in Western Sahara
10.01 - 2018Polisario calls on EU to halt all trade talks covering Western Sahara
10.01 - 2018EU Court advocate: Fish agreement invalid for including Western Sahara


Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies


It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the three different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!


Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch


Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder


At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.

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