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Diplomatic Crossroads: Mrs. Bouayach reviews Morocco's strategy related to human rights and the CNDH’s efforts to ensure the effectiveness of human rights

Mrs. Amina Bouayach, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), took part on Wednesday 2 November 2022, in Rabat, Morocco, in a meeting with ambassadors in Morocco as part of the 116th Session of the Diplomatic Crossroads organized by the Diplomatic Foundation.

Around forty ambassadors accredited to Morocco participated in this meeting.

Within this context, Mrs. Bouayach shed light on Morocco's strategy related to human rights at the national and international levels and the CNDH’s efforts and initiatives as a national institution mandated to protect and promote human rights.

The CNDH Chairperson also recalled the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the complex situation of the world, which is marked by dangerous inflation, instability in energy level supplies, wars, and the emergence of new issues threatening the effectiveness of human rights. She underlined the CNDH efforts made to face the effects of these successive crises on the effectiveness of human rights and indicated that the CNDH intends to ensure protecting and supporting victims and raise the appropriate questions.

Thus, she stressed that the CNDH will continue raising issues, alerting about violations, discussing challenges, enhancing listening initiatives and proposing recommendations for appropriate social and economic reforms.


Mrs. Bouayach shed light on the CNDH triple “P” approach strategy, which is based on the necessity of Prevention by visiting places of deprivation of liberty, Protection of victims, monitoring human rights and Promotion of the effectiveness of human rights.

The CNDH Chairperson emphasized Morocco's reiterated commitment to human rights. She also welcomed its re-election as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2023-2025. She also noted that Morocco intends to further boost its commitment and contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights through:
- Strengthening international solidarity;
- Protecting fundamental freedoms;
- Promoting climate change issues and human rights;
- Promoting gender equality, combating discrimination and all forms of inequality.

Within the same context, Mrs. Bouayach noted the recent Security Council Resolution extending the mandate of the MINURSO mission and acknowledging the role of the CNDH and Morocco's interaction with the HRC Special Procedures. She also highlighted the UN Secretary-General Report preceding the adoption of this Resolution, which emphasized the CNDH contribution and its national mechanism visits to prevent torture.

Presenting the CNDH initiatives, Mrs. Bouayach recalled:
- Partnership Agreement signed between the CNDH and the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) on 14 September 2022, aiming to develop practices to implement standards related to the protection and promotion of human rights;
- CNDH continuing advocacy against the death penalty;
- CNDH preliminary conclusions on the tragic events at the Nador-Melilia crossing;
- Meetings on water stress and the right to water within the context of the climatic conditions in Morocco, etc.