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Seventh Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the National Human Rights Council (24-25 February 2022)

Mrs. Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), chaired the launch of the Seventh Session of the General Assembly (GA) on the morning of Thursday 24 February 2022.
The GA will be held on 24 and 25 February 2022 at the CNDH headquarters in Rabat, Morocco.

Stakeholders unanimously approved three documents. The first is the Draft Opinion on the bill related to reform and supplement the law on the press and publication. This document includes recommendations and proposals to expand freedom of the press and expression in Morocco. It will be published after including proposals of the CNDH Standing Committees. The second is the Draft Report on the effectiveness of the right to health… for a national health system based on a human rights approach. The Third is the 2021 Annual Report on the human rights situation in Morocco, which will be published after including members’ proposals.

Mrs. Bouayach presented the most prominent CNDH activities which were organized/ held between the sixth and seventh sessions of the GA. At this period, the CNDH followed up on issues preoccupying public opinion, elaborated recommendations to the government and interacted on these issues at the protective level. The CNDH also handled complaints, supported victims, conducted visits to places of deprivation of liberty, organized hearings and followed up on the recommendations of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER), etc.

The CNDH Chairperson shed light on the Council's protective interventions. Within this context, Mrs. Bouayach indicated that the CNDH elaborated recommendations to replace the vaccination pass with the health pass. She also added that the CNDH organized internal and regional meetings with victims, officials, non-governmental actors and representatives of the National Union of Higher Education on the issue of sexual extortion and gender-based violence in universities. Also, the CNDH expanded the framework for observation of trials...

Besides, Mrs. Bouayach highlighted the efforts of the Follow-up Commission to implement the IER recommendations. She indicated that this Commission continued working with the same methodology and pace since 2019 to overcome the delay in implementation and accelerate.

Within the same context, the CNDH Chairperson noted the significant development in completing the Tazmamart space program and the efforts made for the Al Hoceima Museum and the Kasbah of Agdz. Mrs. Bouayach also underlined the CNDH letter submitted to the French Diplomatic Archive to retrieve the archives of Mohammed Ben Abdelkarim Khattabi, and the program of individual reparations and social support for victims of past violations, etc.

Download the CNDH Chairperson statement (Available in arabic) 

Download the article in Amazigh language