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Western Sahara: It is time for MINURSO to add human rights to its mandate

The UN peacekeeping force has monitored a ceasefire in the Western Sahara since 1991 between Morocco and the Polisario Front, the liberation movement seeking independence for the indigenous Saharawis. But unlike similar missions elsewhere, it is not charged with monitoring human rights, something the Saharawis and international human rights organisations and activists have advocated for years.

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http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/reasons-minurso-add-human-rights-component-mandate/comment-page-1/#comment-221380


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