terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2008

The University of Pretoria hosts a conference on Western Sahara as a case of study on multilateralism and International Law

The Government of South Africa will organise, the 4th and 5th December in the University of Pretoria, a conference on Western Sahara as a case of study on multilateralism and International Law.

The conference will be marked by the participation of jurists, researchers, parliamentarians, diplomats, journalists as well as representatives of the South African civil society and students.

The South African Ministers: Sue Van Der Merwe and Aziz Pahad will give interventions during the conference, and some eminent political personalities from the ANC, the Communist Party, COSATU and the ANC Youth League will also attend the event, it was indicated.

According to the organisers, there will be many speakers on the floor, especially Mr. Hans Corell, ex-under Secretary of the UN for Legal Affairs, Mr. Francisco Bastagli, ex-Special Envoy of the SG to Western Sahara, Mr. Frank Ruddy, ex-under Special Representative and President of the Commission of Identification, Senator Pierre Galand from Belgium, in addition to the President of the Platform of Jurists for Timor Leste, and many eminent jurists from Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Italy, USA, UK, Norway, Japan, Australia and others..

FRom the Saharawi side, the conference will be attended by Mr. Mhamed Khadad, Member of POLISARIO Front’s National Secretariat Coordinator with the MINURSO, and Dr. Sidi Omar.

The conference will also be marked by the presence of the Saharawi human rights activist and Laureate of the Robert Kennedy Award of Human Rights 2008, Ms. Aminatou Haidar.

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