The institutions of Moroccan have no right to express themselves instead of the people of Western Sahara

Press release of the Frente POLISARIO

Mission of the European Parliament: the institutions of Moroccan have no right to express themselves instead of the people of Western Sahara

On 3 September, and for two days, a European Parliament mission will visit the occupied territory of Western Sahara to gain a better understanding of the situation. The Frente POLISARIO welcomes this effort, which shows the desire to gather as much information as possible before taking decisions. However, it intends to solemnly recall three points that are essential.

The Kingdom of Morocco, which is an occupying military power within the meaning of the Fourth Geneva Convention, has no capacity to exercise any act of sovereignty over the territory. The authorizations that it believes he can give, especially for access to the territory, are worthless under international and European law. Similarly, interlocutors under Moroccan law that will meet the mission can not, by hypothesis, give the slightest opinion on behalf of the people of Western Sahara. Read more

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