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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights calls on UN Treaty Body to hold Morocco to account for human rights violations in Western Sahara

(Washington, D.C. | September 1, 2015) Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, in partnership with several other non-governmental organizations and academics, formally submitted observations to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee) regarding human rights violations in Western Sahara. The ESCR Committee will review the Kingdom of Morocco’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in September 2015.

The report argues that Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is illegal under international law, and that Morocco has also denied the Sahrawi people a range of key human rights, including the right to self-determination, the right to access and dispose of their natural resources, the right to work, the right to education, and the right to take part in cultural life.

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http://rfkhumanrights.org/news/news/robert-f-kennedy-human-rights-calls-un-treaty-body-hold-morocco-account-human-rights-violations-western-sahara/


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