Sahara: Arab Lawyers reaffirm steadfast support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan
The Union of Arab Lawyers has renewed its firm support to Morocco’s territorial integrity and praised the “serious and democratic” autonomy plan offered by the Kingdom for a lasting resolution of the Sahara issue.
In a statement issued following its meeting held June 25-26 in Damascus, the Permanent Bureau of the Union has reiterated its unwavering backing to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara.
The Arab lawyers also decried the inhumane and violent treatment of Moroccan migrants, especially minors by the Spanish forces, calling on Madrid to fully respect the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
They hailed the decision of King Mohammed VI who called on European governments to ease procedures for the return of all Moroccan minors in coordination with Moroccan consulates in Europe and in full compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Arab Lawyers Union denounced the European Parliament resolution against Morocco, saying the unjustified European alignment with Spain against Morocco undermines partnership with the Kingdom, while dangerously overstepping its bounds and meddling with the UN bodies on the Rights of the Child.
Regarding the Palestinian issue, the Arab Lawyers paid tribute to the sustained royal support to the Palestinian people and to the resistance of the Maqdissis, especially after the recent Israeli aggressions perpetrated against the Gaza Strip.