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February 9, 2022 Webinar
Violations of International Law in Western Sahara
Africa’s Last Remaining Colony

Feb 9, 2022 webinar presented by The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara ( in partnership with the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) and the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD).


Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Co-coordinator of the Campaign to End the Moroccan Occupation of the Western Sahara.
He is a longtime trade unionist, writer, and a past president of TransAfrica Forum.


Cheija Abdalahe
Sahrawi representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith
Professor of law and human security at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa. He is a practicing lawyer and former counsel to the UN mission in East Timor.

Pedro Pinto Leite
Portuguese/ Dutch international jurist and former attorney, with a Masters in international law from the Leiden University. He has been the secretary of the International Platform of Jurists for East Timor since1991.


The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara, a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals committed to international justice and respect for national self-determination seeks: The withdrawal of Morocco from Western Sahara; A transition of authority to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, in accordance with the Charter of the African Union; An expeditious return of Sahrawi refugees and Sahrawi diaspora to their homeland; An end to any U.S. assistance to Morocco that could be used to advance a claim to the Western Sahara and/or harm the Sahrawi people. Learn more —


IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.