01 April 2014

Polisario Front urges European Court of Justice to annule EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement


Luxembourg, March 26, 2014 (SPS) - The Polisario Front has presented last week, through a law firm, to the European Court of Justice a recourse providing for the annulment of the fisheries agreement, signed in 2013 between the EU and Morocco, said Mr. Mhamed Khaddad, member of the POLISARIO National Secretariat.

In this recourse, Polisario Front recalled to the legal status of Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory, whose partial occupation by Morocco constitutes a violation of the right of peoples to self-determination enshrined in the Articles 1 and 2 of the UN Charter and in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice.

The Polisario Front called on the European Court of Justice to annul such agreement and to reject any decision or cooperation with Morocco affecting the international status of the territory of Western Sahara.

On November 2012, the Polisario Front filed an appeal in the same court against the EU-Morocco Agreement on agricultural, processed agricultural and fisheries products.

The Official Journal of the European Union published the appeal in February 2013 and the proceedings are already underway with the memoranda submitted to the Court by the European Council and Commission. (SPS)