Dec 10, 2018

European Court of Justice Advocate-General: the fishing agreement between the EU and Morocco is invalid. 10/01/2018.

Court of Justice of the European Union. Luxembourg, 10th January 2018.

According to Advocate General Wathelet, the Fisheries Agreement concluded between the EU and Morocco is invalid because it applies to the Western Sahara and its adjacent waters By concluding that agreement, the EU was in breach of its obligation to respect the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and not to recognise an illegal situation resulting from breach of that right and has not put in place the safeguards necessary to ensure that the exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara.

 

Advocate General’s Opinion: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2018-01/cp180001en.pdf