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Council of the European Union v. Front Populaire pour la Libération de la Saguia-El-Hamra et Du Rio de Oro (Front Polisario)

Odermatt, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-6073-3033 (2017). Council of the European Union v. Front Populaire pour la Libération de la Saguia-El-Hamra et Du Rio de Oro (Front Polisario). American Journal of International Law, 111(3), pp. 731-738. doi: 10.1017/ajil.2017.50

Abstract

On December 21, 2016, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dismissed an action brought by the Front Polisario challenging a decision of the Council of the European Union (EU) approving the conclusion of an agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom Morocco on the reciprocal liberalization of certain agricultural products. The CJEU held, based on the relevant rules of international law applicable between the EU and Morocco, that the agreement did not apply to the territory of Western Sahara. Apart from its obvious political overtones, the judgment is significant in further developing the CJEU's approach to the law of treaties and the principle of self-determination in international law.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Departments: The City Law School > Professional Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20822
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