Category Archives: Morocco and Western Sahara

AU FAIT MAROC (FR) – UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR IN MOROCCO SINCE SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2012

September 16, 2012 – Local media reports on the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s week-long visit to Morocco. The rapporteur met with government ministers, prison administrators, human rights groups, and visited a detention center in Casablanca.

ALL AFRICA – UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE IN MOROCCO AND WESTERN SAHARA SHORTLY

September 13, 2012 – The UN Special Rapporteur visits Morocco in order to “help the Moroccan authorities to respect the rule of law, encourage taking responsibility for past abuses and allegations of torture and ill-treatment, fulfill the right to compensation of victims of torture and ill-treatment, and to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions under international law.”

UPI – UN TO ASSESS HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN MOROCCO

September 13, 2012 – The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez plans country visit to Morocco to assess the country’s human rights record since the constitution was adopted last year. In July 2011, Moroccans backed a new constitution recognizing basic human rights and freedoms of expression.

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez to Begin First Visit to Morocco and Western Sahara on 15 September 2012

September 2012 – UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez will visit Morocco and Laâyoune, Western Sahara, from 15 to 22 September 2012, to assess improvements and identify remaining challenges regarding torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment. Mr. Méndez will make the visit at invitation of the Government, and will hold meetings with authorities, the judiciary, civil society, the national human rights institution, United Nations agencies, victims and their families.