Morocco* Country Visit




At the invitation of the government, the Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez visited Morocco* from 15 to 22 September 2012, to assess improvements and identify remaining challenges regarding torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment. During his visit, the SRT held meetings with authorities, the judiciary, civil society, national human rights institution, and victims and their families.

  • Read the SRT’s preliminary findings and press release after the visit
  • Read the SRT’s report on Morocco* to the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council on 4 March 2013.
  • Watch the SRT deliver his report on Morocco* to the Human Rights Council
  • Read the Moroccan Government’s comments to the report

(*) The SRT also visited Laâyoune, Western Sahara, on 17 and 18 September 2012.