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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

SADR: Initial Report and Periodic Reports 1 to 6, 1988-2002

Period Covered:1988 - 2002

Date Submitted:May 29 , 2003

Session Considered:33rd Ordinary Session

This Report is simultaneously SADR initial report and a summary of the periodic reports due in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2002. 

It contains chapters with

  • general information about the SADR
  • the process of the application of the right to self-determination in Western Sahara 
  • the administrative and judicial organisation
  • the enforcement of the provisions of the Charter through the legal and institutional system, by Article of the Charter
  • serious human rights violations committed by Morocco in the occupied areas of Western Sahara

"Side by side with the struggle of the Saharawi people for their liberation and for the attainment of their national sovereignty over the whole territory, the State has taken a series of legislative and institutional measures to enable each citizen to enjoy his rights and freedoms within the framework of the principles enshrined in the Constitution and advocated in the African Charter on Human andPeoples' Rights. 

The State of Western Sahara believethat preventing the people of Western Sahara to enjoy freely and in transparence, their legitimate and consistent right to self-determination and their facing the reality of occupation and life of refugees renders their enjoyment of the rights and freedoms enshrined in the African Charter incomplete, given the considerations mentioned and dealt with earlier in the different parts of this report.

Concluding Observations and Recommendations - Arab Democratic Saharawi Republic: Initial and Periodic Reports, 1988-2002

Adopted at 33rd Ordinary Session May 15 to May 29 , 2003 ,Niger.