Seminar on Politics & Human Rights in Western Sahara, in Pretoria, South Africa

PUSL.- Last Monday, 13th of May a Seminar on Politics & Human Rights in Western Sahara, took place in the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa.

The seminar was hosted by the Africa Institute of South Africa and co-organized by Africa Solidarity for Sahrawi and PorUnSaharaLibre.org (PUSL). This seminar intended to unpack the political and human rights aspects that need to be considered when developing a solution for the continued conflict. Currently negotiations continue in order to resolve the dispute. There have been accusations of many human rights challenges as many Sahrawi people are in refugee camps, under Moroccan occupation or in prison. For more than 40 years the Sahrawi people have been waiting to exercise their right to self-determination.

Dr Check Achu, Senior Research Specialist at AISA/HSRC made the opening remarks, followed by Dr Onuorah Obodozie, Research Associate, Institute of African Renaissance Studies who made a short summary of the events leading to the conflict. Read more

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