Western Sahara: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 18th February 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the report to the UN Human Rights Council on the Western Sahara and refugee camps at Tindouf, completed in September 2006, to be published.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) visited Morocco, Western Sahara and Algeria in May to June 2006 to gather information on the human rights situation. The OHCHR shared its report privately with Morocco, Algeria and the Polisario in September 2006. The UN maintains its decision not to make the report public and we do not therefore expect the report to be published more widely.

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