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Ms. Amina Bouayach oversees the installation of the new members of the CRDH of the Oriental Region

Ms. Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) highlighted that the Regional Human Rights Commissions (CRDHs) are significant mechanisms of proximity that work to support the CNDH missions related to monitoring human rights violations and protecting victims. The strength of the proximity mechanism lies in members’ competencies plurality and diversity and their interaction. These provide the CNDH the necessary propositional power to develop the human rights process in Morocco…

In her statement delivered on the occasion of the public announcement of members of the CRDH of the Oriental Region, the CNDH Chairperson stated that the CRDHs new functions allow the establishment of the new permanent committee on following up and assessing public policies, besides the permanent committees on the protection and the promotion of human rights. The new permanent committee was established following the context of protests in several regions in Morocco expressing social, economic, cultural and environmental claims of inhabitants. Therefore, added Ms. Bouayach, this CRDH should be close to inhabitants through listening to their demands and raising the attention of local authorities on the responsiveness of development plans related to economic and social rights.

Within this context, the CNDH Chairperson called the CRDH members to be open and establish a partnership with civil society to provide the CNDH and the CRDH to follow up on social and economic situations.

The ceremony of the installation of the CRDH of the Oriental Region members was organized on Friday, October 16, 2020, in Oujda, Morocco.

This installation is part of the completion of the CNDH structures in all Moroccan regions. The CRDH members are proposed by the regional representative of judges, lawyers, ministry of education, the Higher Ulema Council, doctors, professional journalists, and civil society, in addition to several activists working in protecting and promoting human rights.