Landmark Judgment on Western Sahara

08 Mar 2018

The Court of Justice of the EU has found unlawful the application of the EU – Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement (“FPA”) to Western Saharan territory. In a decision with broader significance for agreements between the EU and third countries, the Court found that the implementation of the FPA in Western Sahara would contravene the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and, therefore, infringe Article 3 (5) of the Treaty on European Union.

Conor McCarthy, instructed by Leigh Day, acted for Western Saharan Campaign UK (led by Kieron Beal QC)

For further detail see Leigh Day news release.