May 30, 2014
by G. Redd
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on the government of Morocco Thursday to enforce the human rights provisions in its 2011 constitution. While commending the country for its growth since her office's last visit 13 years ago, Pillay noted that the changes to the constitution ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Justice and Human Rights Commission of Morocco's parliament on Thursday announced a proposal to amend Article 475 of the penal code, which allows rapists to avoid charges if they marry their victims. This practice is currently encouraged in countries such as Morocco and India, where the loss ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a letter Thursday to the Labor Minister of Morocco, Abdeslam Seddiki, imploring the Moroccan government to revise a draft law before the Moroccan parliament, regarding legal protections for domestic workers, to comply with international standards. The letter, while ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday elected 14 countries to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The assembly chose Algeria, China, Cuba, France Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Goldstein of Human Rights Watch discusses the recent developments and ongoing pitfalls of the Moroccan judicial systemThe Moroccan police arrested Taki Machdoufi in El-Ayoun, Western Sahara, in 2010, and interrogated him over five days about fatal clashes that had just ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/25/2013: UN rights expert urged Morocco to combat human trafficking 6/20/2013: Supreme Court ruled US cannot withhold HIV/AIDS funding over prostitution stance 6/3/2013: Japan and UN reached agreement to combat drug and human trafficking 1/4/2013: Tennessee judged ruled law concerning human ...[read more]
June 26, 2013
by Sydney Normil
UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons urged Morocco on Tuesday to adopt a victim-centered approach to combat human trafficking in the country. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo said "ictims of trafficking are most often not being identified or being misidentified as smuggled and/or irregular migrants due ...[read more]
June 23, 2013
by Addison Morris
Moroccan courts are relying too heavily on coerced confessions and delaying trial proceedings, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday, calling for reform of the country's judicial system. The 131-page report, entitled "Just Sign Here: Unfair Trials Based on Confessions to the Police in Morocco," ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Moroccan government plans to change Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code, which allows rapists to avoid charges if they marry their victims, Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid announced Tuesday. This practice is encouraged in countries such as Morocco and India, where the loss of a woman's ...[read more]

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