Western Sahara : international law, justice and natural resources

Kingsbury, Damien 2016, Western Sahara : international law, justice and natural resources. Edited by Kingsbury, Damien, Routledge, London, Eng..


Title Western Sahara : international law, justice and natural resources
Author(s) Kingsbury, DamienORCID iD for Kingsbury, Damien orcid.org/0000-0001-9987-4688
Editor(s) Kingsbury, DamienORCID iD for Kingsbury, Damien orcid.org/0000-0001-9987-4688
Publication date 2016
Total pages 142
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) Law
Resources
Occupation
Resistance
Recognition
United Nations
Summary As the Spanish were preparing to leave colonized Western Sahara in 1975, Morocco invaded, sparking a war with the Western Saharan Polisario Front. About 70% of Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco, which stations up to 140,000 soldiers in the territory, primarily along a 1700 kilometre long sand berm that is protected by one of the world’s largest fields of landmines. In 1991, Morocco and the Polisario Front agreed to a truce ahead of a referendum on Western Sahara’s future. However, Morocco has since refused to allow the referendum to take place, and has begun the extensive exploitation of Western Sahara’s non-renewable natural resources. This has both highlighted the plight of the Saharawi people who live in refugee camps in Algeria and in occupied Western Sahara, and pushed the Polisario Front back to a position where it is openly canvassing for a return to war.
ISBN 9781138958920
Language eng
Field of Research 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2016, Routledge
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