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The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives us an opportunity to assess a situation and a process, to highlight the role of stakeholders and to outline the challenges ahead. It is also an opportunity to discuss the universality and indivisibility of our human rights approach.

Since the early 90s, Morocco was able to initiate a process of transition where human rights were its main challenge: new family code, Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER), nationality code.... Today we can say that we have broken a taboo. Human rights have become a matter of free debate, open to all citizens and under all analysis approaches.

The IER was an achievement of the whole society who has struggled for a positive reading of its past. It is positive because it made it possible to make recommendations, upon which society has agreed unanimously, to ensure non repetition. As the IER process, such recommendations involve all stakeholders (NGOs, political parties ...) who should be mobilized to build a mature public debate, which this country deserves.

The IER has never been an end in itself. The IER was set up after the reform of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), as part of a global vision: to study the past to better prepare the future. Now that we know the guidelines of the recommendations, we need, within the framework of a universal and indivisible human rights approach, to launch the project of economic and social rights to guarantee for everyone justice and dignity.

Editorial staff