12 December 2013

Morocco: French NGO Denounces European Parliament's Approval of EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement

Paris — The Platform for Solidarity with Western Sahara People denounced Tuesday European Parliament's decision to approve EU's fishing agreement and Morocco, dubbing it a "real denial of justice" for Saharawi people, considering it as "illegal from the international law point of view."

"On December 10, coinciding with the World Human Rights Day, the European Parliament adopted, by 310 votes against 204 and 49 abstentions, the fishing agreement between the European Union and Morocco, even if it includes the territorial waters of Western Sahara, a real denial of justice against Saharawi population," the Platform said in statement to APS.

"Following the illegal agreement the European Commission signed with Morocco, in July 2013, the European Parliament has preferred to scorn the international law, as Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara, nor over its fishing and mineral resources," as underlined by the opinion of La Haye's International Court of Justice in October 1975, according to the platform.

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