On the Western Sahara

On the Western Sahara

Conference notes that:
  1. Morocco invaded and illegally occupied Western Sahara in 1975;
    1. The UN efforts to accomplish the decolonisation process in Western Sahara have not been successful yet;
    2. Over 165,000 Saharawis have been living in refugee camps in South West of Algeria for the past 32 years in dire conditions, waiting to return to their homeland which is occupied by Morocco,
    3. the only just, legal and lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, is to end the Moroccan illegal occupation and allow the Sahara people to exercise their right to self-determination, in accordance with the UN decolonisation doctrine;
  2. Strongly supports the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence;
  3. Condemns the gross violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara by Morocco;
  4. Asks the Moroccan Government to respect human rights in the Saharawi occupied territories and to release all Saharawi political detainees forthwith;
  5. Calls on the UN to proceed without further delay with the organisation of the long overdue referendum of self-determination;
  6. Urges the Commonwealth Government to:
    1. Grant full diplomatic recognition to the Saharawi Republic (SADR) which is a member of the African Union (AU) and recognised by over 80 countries worldwide;
    2. Extend the necessary support for the Saharawi people in their struggle for freedom and independence, under the leadership of their unique and legitimate representative the Frente Polisario;
    3. Declare illegal the exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara through deals made with the occupying Moroccan regime;

* Provide all the necessary assistance to the UN in its efforts to organise a free and fair referendum for the people of Western Sahara *

Adopted by the National Executive on September 27, 2007

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