Norway defended Saharawi organisation right in UN

The Norwegian representatives in Geneva today underlined the need for Morocco respecting that Saharawi organisations are allowed to formally register.

Published 22 May 2012

“We recommend that the procedures regarding registration of registration of civil society organizations, including for the organizations advocating for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination, to be in conformity with international human right standards”, stated the Norwegian government in the UN Human Rights Council today, 22 May. 

Several Saharawi civil society organisations have the last years been denied to register formally. This applies to among others the leading human rights networks CODESA and ASVDH. 

The statement came in relation to Morocco's evaluation in the Human Rights Council's so-called UPR process, that is taking place every four years. 

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