EU court encouraged to invalidate fisheries agreement with Morocco

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice issued an opinion [opinion PDF] Wednesday urging the court to void the EU’s fisheries agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco. Advocate General Melchior Wathelet grounded his decision [press release] in the concepts of self-determination, sovereignty over natural resources and humanitarian rules concerning disputed or occupied territories. The principle concern is over the status of the Western Sahara, a territory that Morocco has claimed since 1975 but which remains partially administered by…

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