Lisbon conference calls on EU to respect ECJ decision on Western Sahara

Lisbon, Portugal, 01 Jun 2017 (SPS) - The conference held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon adopted an appeal signed by the eminent lawyers Signed by the eminent jurists as well as the personalities present, to call on the EU member states and the European Commission to respect the decision of the European Court of Justice of 21 December.

The conference estimated that any attempt to disregard this decision is illegal and immoral and will stand in the way of the international community's efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the Western Sahara issue.

The conference addressed a letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, calling on him to do everything possible to put an end to the injustice imposed on the Saharawi people, for more than four decades, which implies respect and application of the UN resolutions, which support the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

The conference was attended by Sahrawi Coordinator with MINURSO, Mhamed Khadad, accompanied by Representative of the Polisario Front in Portugal, Ahmed Fal Emhamed, who was received on 31 May 2017 at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and met with members of the parliamentary groups, it should be recalled. (SPS)