(Issue No. 4)
by Western Sahara Campaign U.S.A.
New York, New York, United States
Special 1986
Publisher: Western Sahara Campaign, U.S.A.
3 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English
The newsletter reports the Refugee Studies Program of Oxford University (England) hosted the conference "Western Sahara: War and Refugees" on March 21-22, 1986 to discuss legal, political and humanitarian aspects of the Western Sahara conflict for the benefit of professors and students, aid agencies, politicians and journalists. The agenda included discussions on "Decolonization and International Law," "Morocco, the Maghreb and World Powers," and "The Refugees and the Future" About 80 people attended from Europe, Africa and the United States, including two professors from Morocco, one of whom was a former Mayor of Rabat. U.S. participants included Professor Thomas M. Franck of the Center for International Studies at New York University, John Kunstadter of the Albert Kunstadter Foundation in New York (a co-sponsor of the conference), and Teresa K. Smith, Executive Director of Western Sahara Campaign, USA. The newsletter discusses the International Court of Justice, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR); the Maghreb, Professor George Joffe; Dr. David Seddon of the University of East Anglia; Dr. Warner Ruf of the University of Kassel (West Germany); Biancamaria Scarcia of the Lelio Basso Foundation (Rome, Italy); James Firebrace from War on Want; Mohamed Sidati, Director of European Affairs for the Polisario Front; and Barbara Harrell Bond, Coordinator of Oxford's Refugee Studies Program. Contents: WESTERN SAHARA: WAR AND REFUGEES, A CONFERENCE • Appeal from the Sahara
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections