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Western Sahara

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is not recognized as a State by the United Nations Secretary General but it is recognized by the African Union as a State whose territory covers Western Sahara. The territory of Western Sahara is claimed by Morocco as its sovereign territory.

Compliance with International Law:
Last updated: one year ago

The Definition of Terrorism in Domestic Law

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic does not define terrorism in a national law.

Adherence to Global and Regional Terrorism Treaties

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic cannot join the United Nations treaties on terrorism as it is not recognized as a State by the United Nations Secretary-General.


It has a State Party to the two regional treaties on terrorism as a member of the African Union.


Adherence to Regional Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
1999 Algiers Convention State Party
2004 Protocol to the Algiers Convention State Party

Laws and Penalties for Terrorist Offences

Terrorism is not criminalized in the laws of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Counterterrorism Capacities and Policies at Domestic Level

The armed forces of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic do not have counterterrorism expertise.


Constitution of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic