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Ciclo relativo al documento : B7-0258/2009

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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

Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Adam Bielan, Charles Tannock on behalf of the ECR 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,

-         having regard to the Secretary-General's latest report to the Security Council on Western Sahara (April 2009),

-         having regard to its previous resolutions on Western Sahara,

-         having regard to Rule 122(5) of its Rules of Procedure;

A.     Whereas the negotiated ceasefire agreement signed in 1991 brought to an end 16 years of fighting between the Polisario Front and Morocco who annexed the territory illegally in 1976,

B.     whereas the Western Sahara conflict has resulted in severe human rights abuses, displacement of thousands of Sahrawi civilians as well as violations of human rights and serious breaches of the Geneva convention,

C.     whereas around 165,000 Saharawi still live in refugee camps in the Algerian desert and the rest of the population live under an unlawful occupation,

D.     whereas several human rights defenders have been targeted, arrested, detained and interrogated for speaking out against the repression of Moroccan occupation,

E.      whereas no state has recognized the sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara,

F.      whereas the Saharawi non-violent activist Aminatou Haidar has been on a hunger strike in a Spanish airport for the past three weeks,

1. Deplores the decision of the Moroccan authorities to expel human rights defender Aminatou Haidar from Western Sahara on 14 November;

2. Urges the authorities to immediately allow Aminatou Haidar to return to her home in Laayoune;

3. Deplores all restrictions put by Moroccan authorities on visits to the homes of Sahrawi activists;

4. Calls for the protection of the Sahrawi population, respect for their fundamental rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of movement, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international treaties and conventions on human rights;

5. Calls on the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front, the neighbouring states and the European Union to cooperate fully with the United Nations with a view to completing the process of decolonisation of Western Sahara,

6. Calls on the international community to take necessary steps to bring Morocco into line with international law;

7. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the UN Secretary-General, the President of the African Union, the Government of Morocco and and the leadership of the Polisario Front.


Última actualización: 14 de mayo de 2010Aviso jurídico