The ‘Western Sahara case’ is a long history of human rights violations originated from the denial of the Sahrawi people’s self-determination. While most of the Sahrawi people is still obliged to live as de facto refugees in camps situated in the Algerian desert, a number of actors – e.g. Spain, Morocco, the UN and the EU – are unable to break the enduring deadlock in the peace process. In light of such a difficult scenario, the chapter aims to analyse and discuss the situation on the ground and human rights implications and the developments on the EU (indirect) involvement in the Western Sahara case. It argues that the negative as well as positive obligation to respect and protect the human rights of Saharawi people may be drawn also from the principle of self-determination as a core rule of today's international Community.

Erga omnes obligations, human rights and occupied territories: Delving into the Western Sahara case

Carmelo Danisi
2018

Abstract

The ‘Western Sahara case’ is a long history of human rights violations originated from the denial of the Sahrawi people’s self-determination. While most of the Sahrawi people is still obliged to live as de facto refugees in camps situated in the Algerian desert, a number of actors – e.g. Spain, Morocco, the UN and the EU – are unable to break the enduring deadlock in the peace process. In light of such a difficult scenario, the chapter aims to analyse and discuss the situation on the ground and human rights implications and the developments on the EU (indirect) involvement in the Western Sahara case. It argues that the negative as well as positive obligation to respect and protect the human rights of Saharawi people may be drawn also from the principle of self-determination as a core rule of today's international Community.
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