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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Calls on United Nations Human Rights Committee to Press Morocco on its Abuses in Western Sahara During Upcoming Review

(December 23, 2015 | Washington, D.C.) Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, in partnership with several other non-governmental organizations and academics, has submitted an alternative report including a list of questions and recommendations for the United Nations Human Rights Committee to consider regarding Western Sahara as it reviews the Kingdom of Morocco’s human rights record.

The submission presented by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and its partners argues that Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is illegal under international law and furthers violations to the rights of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, as well as their rights to access and use their natural resources. The submission further emphasizes violations perpetrated by the Moroccan authorities and against the Sahrawi people under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), including violations to the rights to freedom of assembly and expression, association, life, dignity, movement, and privacy, among others.

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http://rfkcenter.org/news/news/robert-f-kennedy-human-rights-calls-united-nations-human-rights-committee-press-morocco-its-abuses-western-sahara-during-upcoming-review/


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