On Moroccan crackdown in Western Sahara (video)

November 2010

Achieving Justice for Africa’s East Timor: Australia book launch with Professor Roger Clark

October 2010

Entry: $5/ $2 concession. More info: (ph) 9662 3744, (email) nibs@nibs.org.au

U.S. Lawmakers Support Illegal Annexation

April 2010

In yet another assault on fundamental principles of international law, a bipartisan majority of the Senate has gone on record calling on the United States to endorse Morocco’s illegal annexation of Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony invaded by Moroccan forces in 1975 on the verge of its independence. In doing so, the Senate is pressuring the Obama administration to go against a series of UN Security Council resolutions, a landmark decision of the International Court of Justice, and the position of the African Union and most of the United States’ closest European allies.

Nonviolent Resistance to the ‘Other Occupation’: Western Sahara and Aminatou Haidar

January 2010

Book Chapter in Seeds Bearing Fruit: Pan African Peace Action for the 21st Century edited by Matt Meyer, Elavie Ndura, and Judith Atiri (Africa World Press 2010, forthcoming)

The Other Occupation: Western Sahara and the Case of Aminatou Haidar

December 2009

How long will U.S. authorities ignore the bleak realities of Moroccan repression?

A Tale of Two Human Rights Awardees

December 2009

The annual Robert F. Kennedy Award ceremony took place at the White House this year for the first time in its 28-year history. Also for the first time, the president of the United States was there to honor the awardees. Such public support from the White House is in stark contrast with its silence on the fate of last year’s winner, Aminatou Haidar, who is widely known as the Saharan Gandhi. Earlier in November, when she was returning from the United States after receiving the Civil Courage Award from the Train Foundation, Moroccan occupation authorities arrested and expelled Haidar from her homeland of Western Sahara.

The Nonviolent Struggle for Self-Determination in Western Sahara

December 2009

Book chapter co-authored with Salka Barca in Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East edited by Maria Stephan (Palgrave Macmillan 2009).

Haidar’s Struggle

October 2008

Aminatou Haidar, a nonviolent activist from Western Sahara and a key leader in her nation’s struggle against the 33-year-old U.S.-backed Moroccan occupation of her country, won this year’s Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Unfortunately, given its role in making Morocco’s occupation possible, the U.S. government has little enthusiasm for Haidar and the visibility her winning the RFK prize gives to the whole Western Sahara issue.

East Timor and Western Sahara: A Comparative Analysis on Prospects for Self-Determination

August 2007

Book chapter in International Law and the Question of Western Sahara edited by in Karin Arts and Pedro Pinto Leite (International Platform of Jurists 2007).

The Future of Western Sahara

July 2007

The Bush administration and a bipartisan group of congressional leaders have enthusiastically supported the Moroccan autonomy plan as a means of ending the conflict. But Morocco’s plan for autonomy falls well short of what is necessary to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. It also poses a dangerous precedent that threatens the very foundation of the post-World War II international legal system.