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Ciclo relativo al documento : B7-0249/2009

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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B7-0247/2009

with request for inclusion in the agenda for the debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law

pursuant to Rule 122 of the Rules of Procedure

on Western Sahara: the case of Aminatou Haidar

Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Ivo Vajgl, Niccolò Rinaldi on behalf of the ALDE Group
NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

European Parliament resolution on Western Sahara: the case of Aminatou Haidar  

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the resolutions of the UN Security Council on Western Sahara, in particular resolutions 1598 (2005) of 28 April 2005 and 1495 (2003), endorsed by the UN General Assembly on 11 October 2005, and resolution 1871 (2009),

–   having regard to the Secretary-General's latest report to the Security Council on Western Sahara (14 April 2008),

-    having regard the conclusions of the report of its ad hoc Delegation in March 2009,

–   having regard to its previous resolutions on Western Sahara,

-    having regard to the EU Declaration regarding the 8th Association Council EU-Morocco meeting which took place on 7 December 2009,

­­–   having regard to Rule 122(5) of its Rules of Procedure,



A. whereas the expulsion of human rights Saharawi activist, Aminatou Haidar (former candidate to the EP Sakharov Prize, awarded in 2008 by Robert Kennedy's Human Rights Foundation, Prize to the Civil Anger of the Train Foundation in New York), by the Kingdom of Morocco, and her later delivery to the airport of Lanzarote, after being destitute of her documentation in the airport of El Aaiún, has supposed an accumulation of irregularities and a

flagrant breach of the international legality,

B. whereas as a result of these facts, denounced by the international community and the Organization of United Nations, Aminatou Haidar was declared to be on hunger strike on 15 November, to denounce her expulsion from her country and to demand the Spanish authorities to guarantee her return to El Aaiún, close to her children,


C. whereas Aminatou Haidar has not accepted any of the options given to her by the Spanish Government since none of them guarantees her return to El Aaiún, not even the Spanish passport,

D. whereas the Moroccan government has threatened Spain with reprisals in the areas of immigration and security,


E. whereas Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner affirmed that the case of Aminatou Haidar is a bilateral problem between Spain and Morocco,


F. whereas the Sahara conflict is causing unacceptable hardship and suffering for innocent people and has led to an unbearable humanitarian situation which should not be tolerated any longer,


G. whereas a petition of a new extension of the mandate of the Special Representative responsible for the UN Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso), Julian Harston, which should help to re-activate the peace process in Western Sahara, has been demanded,


H. whereas the EU remains concerned by the conflict of the Western Sahara and its regional consequences and implications; and fully supports the efforts by the Secretary General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy in order to find a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution which will allow the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara as lay out it the resolutions of the United Nations,

1. Expresses its solidarity and support to the cause of freedom of the Saharawi activist Aminatu Haidar that is facing a hunger strike for a month in the airport of Lanzarote (Spain), in protest of her expulsion by the Moroccan government from El Aaiun;

2. Shows its deepest concern on the health's situation of Aminatu Haidar and insists on the Spanish and Moroccan governments, as on the European Union and the international community to activate the necessary diplomatic resources and the appropriate legal instruments to make possible Aminatu Haidar's return to El Aaiun;


3. Calls on a clear support of the Council of the European Union in favour of the resolution of this conflict, as well as to fully bring into play the possibilities given by the dialogue in the scope of the EU-Morocco Association Council, on human rights within the framework of the sub-committee set up with Morocco to raise these questions;

4. Calls on the protection of the Sahrawi population, respect for their fundamental rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of movement, and express their support for a just and lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, based on the rule of law and on international law, and the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, particularly Resolution 1495;


5. Is concerned at the lack of substantial progress in finding a fair and lasting political solution, acceptable to the different parties, to the dispute over Western Sahara;


6. Supports the recommendation made by the EP Ad hoc Delegation for the Western Sahara, which requires that the mandate of the United Nations (Mission of the United Nations for the Referendum in the Western Sahara known as MINURSO) includes the monitoring of the situation of human rights in the Western Sahara;


7. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the UN Secretary General, the Secretary-General of the African Union, the Parliament and Government of Spain and Morocco, and the Frente Polisario.


Última actualización: 14 de mayo de 2010Aviso jurídico