Western Sahara: Joint Submission for Universal Periodic Review Documenting Human Rights Violations Committed by the Kingdom of Morocco

As the United Nations Human Rights Council prepares to conduct its fourth cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Kingdom of Morocco, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and our partners, the Sahrawi Organ against the Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM), the Nushatta Foundation for Media and Human Rights, and Right Livelihood, have submitted the following report. We documented human rights violations committed by the Kingdom of Morocco in the Non-Self Governing Territory (NSGT) of Western Sahara since Morocco’s prior UPR in May 2017. The submission assesses Morocco’s implementation of recommendations received during its previous cycle, and provides specific and action-oriented recommendations based on incidents in the past five years.

The UPR is a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council to assess and improve the human rights situation in each of the 193 UN member states.

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