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Court recognises territory of Western Sahara’s prima facie right in cargo dispute

28 June 2017
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On May 1 2017 the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front successfully applied to the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court for an order restraining and prohibiting the owners, master and charterers of the Cherry Blossom vessel, among other parties, from taking a cargo of phosphate out of the court’s jurisdiction, pending the determination of the applicants’ claim to ownership and delivery of the cargo.