WSRW has received access to the 2019 ‘Natural Resources Sovereignty Act’ of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.
On 6 July 2019, the parliament of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic passed a law to “better ensure sovereign rights and protection of the natural resources” of Western Sahara.
The law was published in the SADR official Gazette No. 55.
The law specifies that the “natural resources of the Saharawi Republic include those natural resources found in the land territory of the Republic” and “those resources in the maritime territory defined by Law No. 3 of 21 January 2009, the Law Establishing the Maritime Zones of the Saharawi Arab Republic”.
The latter law was refered to by WSRW in 2009.
The file can be downloaded here.
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