Comedian Mark Thomas launches the WesternSaharathon on October 16 at SOAS.
You can join in this unprecedented marathon public reading of an international law court decision ...


0ct 16 –31 everyday between 1.00PM and 2.00pm (except weekends)

In front of the Brunei Gallery and Main Building of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2388.

On 16th October 1975, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its Advisory Opinion on the Western Sahara, famously upholding the right of self-determination of the people of Western Sahara against the territorial claims of neighbouring states, Morocco
and Mauritania.  Three weeks later, in violation of the  Court's ruling and international law, Morocco staged its 'Green March' into Western Sahara, so beginning the Moroccan occupation that continues today.

What is it?
To mark the 33rd anniversary of the Court's Opinion,  and to protest its continuing non-implementation, advocates, academics, activists and artists will join with students from all over London to participate in the WesternSaharathon – an unprecedented marathon
public reading of the Court's Opinion on the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people.

How to Take Part:
Just turn up at the SOAS steps any lunchtime
between 16th and 31st October and join the queue on the day.

DON'T MISS NOV 6 event at SOAS  …
The WesternSaharathon will close with a screening of Building Oblivion (Jean Lamore) followed by a panel discussion on Justice, Memory and Loss in Western Sahara.  This will launch Untold Stories@SOAS - a series organized by Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law, dedicated to the unheard voices and untold stories of international law and colonial rule. The screening of Building Oblivion on 6th November will mark the anniversary of the 'Green March', and 33 years of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

Who to Contact? 
SANDBLAST @ or The Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law @