Western Sahara case

Standard

1975

ICJ

Mauritania and Morocco both claim the land. Before colonisation the territory had links to booth countries.

These are hard ti disentangle because of the nomadic nature of the inhabitants.

The quasi legal ties at the time were too Mauritania

there were no formal frontiers.

The Shinguitti were a people or nation and had a language

They had a system of laws and of government.

In the 19th century agreements about rescuing shipwrecked persons recognised Moroccan sovereignty all the way down the coast. The signatories to the said agreements included Spain, France, the United States and the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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