Saharawi: Rights & Recognition

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The Institute of Postcolonial Studies

78-80 Curzon Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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Western Sahara remains the last non-self-governing territory in Africa.

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Western Sahara remains the last non-self-governing territory in Africa and approximately 170,000 Saharawis remain displaced in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. While waiting for a referendum, Saharawis have called for the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara to add a mandate for the monitoring of human rights in the territory.

How has the language of equality, in the absence of a mandate to witness human rights violations, created the possibility of further marginalisation of Saharawis who remain within Morocco?

What might a mandate to monitor human rights mean for Saharawis and their decolonisation struggle?

Join our panel as it unpacks these questions through a discussion of resource extraction, discrimination, and violence:

  • Julia Dehm, La Trobe University
  • Tecber Ahmed Saleh, Ministry of Health, Saharawi Refugee Camps
  • Kamal Fadel, Representative of the Frente Polisario (Western Sahara) in Australia & New Zealand
  • Randi Irwin, University of Newcastle

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