The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights congratulates
the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy and its rapporteur,
Ms Liliane Maury Pasquier, on its well-balanced and comprehensive
report and draft resolution. The committee largely subscribes to
the draft resolution’s conclusions and recommendations.
The committee is particularly pleased to note that the draft
resolution makes explicit mention of a referendum determining the
status of Western Sahara, as a requisite means for the people of
Western Sahara to exercise their internationally recognised right
The committee wishes, however, to propose some amendments
in order to further strengthen the draft resolution from a legal
and human rights perspective.