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AU urges Morocco to facilitate conduct of Fact Finding Mission in Western Sahara Territory

Sahara Press Service

Addis Ababa, Jan 29, 2017 (SPS) -The African Union Executive Council (AUC), which met on the occasion of the 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, on Monday urged Morocco to facilitate the conduct of the Fact Finding Mission in Western Sahara Territory under the implementation of the decision 689 adopted in 2012 by the 20th CUA session.

The AU also called on Morocco “to sign and ratify the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the relevant mechanisms for the defence of human rights.”

In January 2012, the AU requested the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to send a mission to the occupied territory of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to investigate violations of human rights and submit a report to the next regular session of the AUC in January 2013. (SPS)

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