HUMAN RIGHTS MOROCCO

HUMAN RIGHTS MOROCCO


Morocco is a country located in North Africa that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has got Moroccan western Sahara independence in 1973. It has borders with Algeria, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north.


Morocco’s human rights record is mixed. Civilian authorities maintained effective control over security forces. The most crucial human rights issues included reports stating security forces used techniques that may have constituted torture in some cases, although the government was taking steps to eliminate the practice; allegations that there were political prisoners; limits on freedom of expression, including criminalization of certain political and religious content; limits on freedom of assembly and association; and corruption. Although, There has been a greater degree of modernisation, and more rights have been granted to the population in general, and particularly women and children.

Moreover, for an Arab country where the majority of its citizens are Muslims, Morocco is not doing badly now in terms of the fundamental human rights. The establishment of The Commission for the Defence of Human Rights in Marrakesh in 1992 has been of immense help and also the establishment of National Human Rights Council (CNDH), and this is enshrined in the constitution as a fully autonomous body with monitoring powers.

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