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A Graphic Illustration of 50 Years of Development [French].
This is an atlas of the Kingdom of Morocco that has the objective to visualize the evolution of hundreds of key indicators since the independence. It presents the different phases of development over 50 years in graphs.
 
Amnesty International - Human Rights in Morocco and the Western Sahara [English][Arabic][French].
 
Amnesty International's Briefing to the Committee against Torture on Morocco and Western Sahara [English].
This report documents two negative developments observed in Morocco /Western Sahara which had a bearing on Morocco's obligations under the Convention against Torture. The first was a sharp rise in the number of reported cases of torture or ill-treatment. The second was the promulgation on 28 May 2003 of a new law on "combating terrorism", which amends the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code by adding new provisions and amending others.
 
Betting on a Truth and Reconciliation Commission [English].
This report explores the potential and limits of the first truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the Arab world. It demonstrates the difficulties of a TRC when society is caught up in a struggle between Islamic extremists and repressive security organs of the state. Despite its limitations, the Moroccan TRC provides a road map to further democratization.
 
Equity and Reconciliation Committee and the Transition Process in Morocco [English].
This report reflects the Moroccan State’s willingness to reconsider its attitude towards human rights issues in their political and legal dimensions.
 
Human Rights Watch: Morocco [English][Arabic][French].
 
Inside the Home, Outside the Law: Abuse of Child Domestic Workers in Morocco [English][Arabic].
This report looks at child labor by girls under age eighteen who perform household tasks while living with their employers. It assesses the treatment of child domestic workers according to international law, as set forth in the CRC, the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, and other international human rights instruments.
 
International Labour Organization [English].
A search output of the United Nations International Labour Organization database, NATLEX, of Morocco's national laws related to human rights, conditions of employment, economic and social development, industrial relations, labor administration, occupational safety and health, social security, training and other provisions by category of persons and by sector of economic activity, as well as the ILO’s ratified conventions.
 
International Women's Rights Action Watch - Country Report: Morocco [English].
The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) prepared and submitted this report on Morocco to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It provides an economic and political analysis of the country’s situation and its relation to the status of women’s rights.
 
Morocco: Human Rights at a Crossroads [English][Arabic][French].
This report, based on a research visit to Morocco during January and February 2004, first surveys the steps that the government has taken to address issues of impunity for past human rights crimes, with particular attention to the role of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission established in January 2004 and the structural and political limitations within which it operates. The report then documents basic violations of due process rights of detainees who were arrested in the course of the authorities’ crackdown on suspected Islamist militants.
 
Morocco's Migration Transition: Trends, Determinants and Future Scenarios [English].
This paper aims to evaluate the extent to which the specific case of Moroccan migration can be comprehended from transitional migration theory. The analysis will be used to derive tentative predictions of future migration patterns.
 
Morocco's Truth Commission: Honoring Past Victims During an Uncertain Present [English][French].
On January 7, 2004, King Mohammed VI created Morocco’s Equity and Reconciliation Commission (ERC), which he publicly considered to be a truth commission. But as in other countries that have created truth commissions for similar purposes, the ERC is only one phase in a longer process, a phase whose ultimate contribution to reconciling with the past and building a more democratic future depends on the extent to which the state acts on the letter and the spirit of the ERC’s recommendations.
 
National Report on Follow-Up to the World Summit for Children [French].
This report examines how Morocco succeeded in asserting a real political will and proved its commitment in achieving a part of the objectives of the World Declaration in favor of the survival, protection and development of children.
 
Preliminary Report of the Moroccan Human Rights Consultative Council on the 2007 Legislative Elections [Arabic].
This is the preliminary report issued by the Moroccan Human rights Consultative Council on the legislative elections held in Morocco on 7 September 2007.
 
Rights of Muslim Women in Morocco [English][French].
An overview of the laws governing women's rights in Morocco by Fadéla Sebti. Source: guide provides access to the law governing women's human rights in Morocco.
 
State Violence in Morocco: Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture [English].
This report provides a general overview of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment committed by state officials and deals with torture and inhuman or degrading treatment of women and children respectively.
 
The Amazigh Question and National Identity in Morocco [English][Arabic].
This report discusses the controversial situation of the Amazigh community in Morocco. It highlights their history as well as their demands to be recognized as a minority that has rights among other communities in the Moroccan Kingdom. These rights include the legalization of the Amazigh language as an official language of the country, the authorization of Amazigh names, the development of impoverished Amazigh regions and their share of natural resources etc.
 
The Moroccan Façade [English][Arabic][French].
This is a special report of the committee to Protect Journalists. It exposes the politicized court cases, media laws, and the harassment that is undermining a nation’s press gains.
 
The Situation of Human Rights in Morocco - 2003 [Arabic].
The annual report produced by the Consultative Council for Human Rights covers the year 2003.
 
The Situation of Human Rights in Morocco - 2004 [Arabic].
The annual report produced by the Consultative Council for Human Rights covers the year 2004.
 
U.S. Department of State - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices [English].
 
UNHCR - Country Operations Plan: Morocco 2006 [English].
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Operation Plan for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Morocco for the year 2006.
 
UNHCR- Country Operations Plan: Morocco 2005 [French].
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Operation Plan for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Morocco for the year 2005.
 
UNHCR- Country Operations Plan: Morocco 2007 [English].
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Operation Plan for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Morocco for the year 2007.
 
Women’s Rights in Focus: Morocco [English].
A report of the findings of a nationwide focus groups with Moroccan citizens that conveys important insights about popular attitudes on women’s economic, social, political, and legal rights.
 
Women’s Rights in Morocco [English].
A bill known as the “National Action Plan for Integrating Women in Development” was introduced March 1999 in Morocco and it aimed at asserting some basic rights for women against discrimination and abuse. However, the opponents of the plan see these changes as a diversion from the Islamic moral values.