States urge Spain to respect Saharawi rights in Human Rights Councilupr.jpg
22.01 - 2020 11:02
Namibia and East-Timor have today recommended Spain to respect the Saharawi people's right to free, prior and informed consent with regard to the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources.
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Continental negotiating contract renewal with OCP13.01 - 2020
The contract of German engineering company Continental that covers maintenance work on the phosphate conveyor belt in occupied Western Sahara expires in five months. Read more
Fugro is back in occupied Western Sahara 25.12 - 2019
In 2010, the Dutch company Fugro promised to never again undertake operations in occupied Western Sahara. On Christmas Eve 2019, their vessels returned.Read more

Flotilla targets phosphate plunder ship 10.12 - 2019

A Japanese-Canadian vessel that transported conflict phosphate from occupied Western Sahara was yesterday received by a floating protest in New Zealand.
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WSRW calls on UN Members to question Spain on Western Sahara at UPR10.12 - 2019
Next month, Spain’s human rights track record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. WSRW asks UN Member States to raise the rights of the people of Western Sahara, for whom Spain continues to bear responsibility.
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Conflict beach taking shape in Canary Islands04.12 - 2019

The construction work on the controversial beach of Mogán in Gran Canary started 2 December.
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Dutch inspectors confirm controversial fish oil02.12 - 2019
For the second time in less than two months’ time, the very same oil tanker has made the direct voyage from occupied Western Sahara to the port of Rotterdam. The Dutch government clarifies the content of the ship.Read more
Kiwi port workers threaten not to discharge Western Sahara cargo02.12 - 2019
This morning, the New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union issued a statement saying that they will "consider our options around refusing to berth the ship" if phosphate importer Ravensdown does not allow port workers to register their protest with the captain of the ship.Read more

Conflict sand to cover Canary beach01.12 - 2019
The bay of Mogán at Gran Canary Island will next week be covered in conflict sand from occupied Western Sahara. Read more
Will COP 25 clarify if it accepts illegal projects?28.11 - 2019
With the operationalization of the Paris Agreement as key-point on the agenda of COP25, will the UN Climate Change Conference finally clarify whether States can help combat climate change by violating the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter?Read more

Enel signs contract to build Boujdour wind farmsiemens_enel_610x200.jpg
28.11 - 2019
The 300 MW farm is the first of the two wind farms that Italian company Enel Green Power and Germany's Siemens will build together on occupied land. Construction starts in 2021.
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New Zealand port workers warn Kiwi importer of Saharawi phosphate21.11 - 2019
Ravensdown is "risking potentially disruptive direct action by refusing to allow port workers to register their protest at the importing of Blood Phosphate from the Western Sahara", says the New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union.Read more
Hans Corell criticizes EU fisheries in Western Sahara20.11 - 2019
The former Legal Counsel to the UN Security Counsel, Mr. Hans Corell, comments on the EU's fisheries activities in Western Sahara. Read more

Turkey’s conflict aquaculture exposed10.11 - 2019

Turkey has become the leading importer of fishmeal from occupied Western Sahara. The aquaculture company Gümüşdoğa turns the meal into valuable fisheries products for the European market.  
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CGG blames Shell for Saharawi survey08.11 - 2019
A French-Norwegian seismic survey vessel has entered Saharawi waters four times. The company behind the exploration blames its Dutch client. Read more

GeoEx pushes seismic data from occupied landgeoex_2019_610.jpg
16.10 - 2019
The UK company GeoEx is now trying to sell the seismic data it collected of the seafloor of occupied Western Sahara. WSRW warns possible clients to stay away.
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Fish oil from occupied Western Sahara imported into the Netherlands?15.10 - 2019
WSRW has reason to assume that a shipment of fish oil from occupied Western Sahara was discharged this afternoon in the Netherlands.Read more
Anchoring occupation: Morocco to construct $1bn port in Western Sahara04.10 - 2019
Tenders are expected to be launched before the end of the year.Read more

German trade fair should stop promoting Azura, groups say09.09 - 2019
German and Irish law organisations demand that Messe Berlin ceases to accept the controversial French tomato producer Azura. Read more
Spanish farmers warn of fraudulent trade from occupied land09.09 - 2019
The representative organisation of Spain's farming sector, COAG, cautions that Morocco is working to increase agricultural exports from occupied Western Sahara into the European Union.Read more

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03.12 - 2018Stock-exchange registered companies in occupied 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 five 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.
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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. News Archive 2019 News Archive 2018 News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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