Western Sahara Trade Dispute in the Court of Justice of the European Union

06 Sep 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

Today, in the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) oral submissions are being heard on behalf of the Western Sahara Campaign UK (WSCUK) in its challenge against the legality of the EU – Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.

Conor McCarthy, led by Kieron Beal QC, represents the WSCUK.

WSCUK argue that the UK unlawfully allowed products, originating from or processed in Western Sahara, to be imported into the UK under a trade agreement with Morocco. Proceedings were issued against DEFRA and HMRC in the High Court.

For further information on the case please click here to read the press release by Leigh Day.