At UN on Western Sahara, Morocco Pushes To Drop Human Rights Mechanism from Draft

By Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press April 4, 2011 

UNITED NATIONS, April 4 — In the run up to the UN Security Council’s regular fight on Western Sahara this month, Morocco has been lobbying to change Paragraph 119 of the UN’s report, about establishing a human right mechanism within the UN Mission MINURSO, Inner City Press has learned.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has suggested the “establishment of an effective international mechanism for regular independent, impartial and sustained human rights monitoring and reporting… through a component within MINURSO,” according to a draft obtained by Inner City Press.