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UN 'miss opportunity' to allow Western Sahara human rights monitoring

Headline Title:  UN 'miss opportunity' to allow Western Sahara human rights monitoring 25 April 2013 The UN Security Council’s failure to add human rights monitoring to the mandate of its Western Sahara peacekeeping force – despite ongoing reports of abuses in the region – is a “missed opportunity”, Amnesty International said today.The mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) – one of the few UN peacekeeping missions in the world without a human rights mandate – was renewed today.A US move to include a human rights component in…

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