Author: Eric Goldstein
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bombers (Terrorists)

Morocco has made impressive strides in human rights over the last fifteen years., but has been no exception to the global backsliding in the protection of civil liberties and basic freedoms in the name of counter-terrorism.

The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Susan Slyomovics
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812219043
Release Date: 2005-02-09
Genre: History

Since independence in 1956, large numbers of Moroccans have been forcibly disappeared, tortured, and imprisoned. Morocco's uncovering and acknowledging of these past human rights abuses are complicated and revealing processes. A community of human rights activists, many of them survivors of human rights violations, are attempting to reconstruct the past and explain what truly happened. What are the difficulties in presenting any event whose central content is individual pain when any corroborating police or governmental documentation is denied or absent? Susan Slyomovics argues that funerals, eulogies, mock trials, vigils and sit-ins, public testimony and witnessing, storytelling and poetry recitals are performances of human rights and strategies for opening public space in Morocco. The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco is a unique distillation of politics, anthropology, and performance studies, offering both a clear picture of the present state of human rights and a vision of a possible future for public protest and dissidence in Morocco.

Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Fadoua Loudiy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317929574
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Law

This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed because of their political opinions. Through an analysis of testimonies, public documents and personal interviews, Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco seeks to shed light on Moroccan citizens’ struggle for recognition and reparation in the aftermath of a long history of grave human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary arrest and torture to state sponsored disappearances and murders. While Morocco’s experience is often presented within a historical global context, this book offers a comparative analysis, discussing other national examples to situate the Moroccan experience within the relatively recent history of political transitions. Seeking to advance a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the voice of the victims and offers hope for the renewal of a community’s ethos through public discourse and ethico-political practices, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars with an interest in Human Rights and Middle East Politics.

Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1157604080
Release Date: 2010-09
Genre: Political Science

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Human rights organizations based in Morocco, Torture in Morocco, Human rights in Western Sahara, Mudawana, Binyam Mohamed, Mehdi Ben Barka, Years of Lead, LGBT rights in Morocco, Abraham Serfaty, Driss Basri, Tazmamart, The Fouad Mourtada Affair, Malika Oufkir, Moroccan nationality law, Mohamed Oufkir, Christine Daure-Serfaty, Equity and Reconciliation Commission, Ali Bourequat, Royal institute of the Amazigh culture, Makhzen, Religion in Morocco, Conseil Consultatif des Droits de l'Homme, Association Marocaine des Droits Humaine. Excerpt: Morocco sees Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco considers the Polisario Front as a separatist movement given the Moroccan origins of many of its leaders, and a puppet in the hands of Algeria. The Polisario Front argues that according to international organizations as the UN or the AU, the territory of Western Sahara has the right of self-determination, and according to that organizations Morocco illegally occupies the parts of Western Sahara under its control. POLISARIO sees that as a consequence of the vision of a Great Morocco, fuelled in the past by the Istiqlal and Hassan II, and considers itself a national liberation movement aiming at leading the disputed territory to independence under the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The United States, the European Union, the African Union and the United Nations do not recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara (as no country in the world does). They consider the Polisario Front the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people, and one of the two belligerent parties in the conflict. The Western Sahara conflict has resulted in severe human rights abuses, most notably the aerial bombardments with Napalm & White phosphorus of the Sahrawi refugee camps, the consequently exodus of tens of thousands of Sahraw...

Between Feminism and Islam

Author: Zakia Salime
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452932699
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

How feminists and Islamists have constituted each other’s agendas in Morocco

Human Rights in Western Sahara and in the Tindouf Refugee Camps

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
ISBN: UOM:39015082763999
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Human rights

"This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), the Sahrawi independence organization, near Tindouf, Algeria. For Western Sahara, the focus of Human Rights Watch's investigation is the right of persons to speak, assemble, and associate on behalf of self-determination for the Sahrawi people and on behalf of their human rights. We found that Moroccan authorities repress this right through laws penalizing affronts to Morocco's 'territorial integrity,' through arbitrary arrests, unfair trials, restrictions on associations and assemblies, and through police violence and harassment that goes unpunished. For the refugee camps in Tindouf, the focus is freedom of expression and of movement. We found that at the present time, the Polisario effectively marginalizes those who directly challenge its leadership or general political orientation, but it does not imprison them. It allows residents to criticize its day-to-day administration of camp affairs. In practice, camp residents are able to leave the camps, via Mauritania, if they wish to do so. However, fear and social pressure keeps those who plan to resettle in Western Sahara from disclosing their plans before leaving"--P. 2 (2nd group).

Human Rights Law in Africa 1997

Author: Christof Heyns
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041111135
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Political Science

The Human Rights Law in Africa Series captures the legal protection of human rights in Africa as it develops every year. Each annual volume covers the legal position in respect of human rights in Africa on the level of the United Nations, the Organisation of African Unity, & the national legal systems of all the countries in Africa, as it was on the first day of that year. The first volume covered the situation on 1 January 1996. It included charts of ratification & reprints of the most important international instruments, as well as the human rights provisions of the constitutions of the different countries. It did not include any commentary. This book, the second volume in the Series, covers the situation as it was on 1 January 1997. It contains documents not included before, updated charts of ratification, constitutional provisions enacted during the last year and--for the first time--extensive commentary on the African Charter system as well as the national legal systems of 12 African countries. This second volume consequently does not replace the first one, but supplements it, in the same way that future volumes will supplement this one. All the material included is new. The Series should be of immense value to judges, legal practitioners, academics, NGOs & members of legislatures & treaty-monitoring bodies dealing with human rights on the African continent. The main objective is to contribute towards the development of an indigenous African human rights jurisprudence, an essential precondition for the greater realisation of human rights norms in Africa.

Moroccan Society

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 1230631119
Release Date: 2013-09

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 99. Chapters: Ethnic groups in Morocco, Human rights in Morocco, LGBT in Morocco, Languages of Morocco, Law enforcement in Morocco, Moroccan monarchy, Orders, decorations, and medals of Morocco, Organizations based in Morocco, Religion in Morocco, Scouting in Morocco, French language, Arabic language, Berber languages, Berber people, Demographics of Morocco, Moroccan Arabic, Central Atlas Tamazight, Mudawana, Shilha language, Baha'i Faith in Morocco, Sahrawi people, Central Atlas Tamazight grammar, Morisco, Gnawa, Haratin, Mehdi Ben Barka, Order of Ouissam Alaouite, Hass n ya language, Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie, Years of Lead, LGBT rights in Morocco, Ait Seghrouchen Berber, Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, Moroccan people, Abraham Serfaty, Zenati languages, Riffian people, Driss Basri, Tazmamart, Riff language, Buda, The Fouad Mourtada Affair, Northern Berber languages, Malika Oufkir, Moroccan nationality law, Moroccan Royal Guard, Federation Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain, Judeo-Berber language, Mohamed Oufkir, Groupes urbains de securite, African Romance, South Oran and Figuig Shilha, Tekna, Christine Daure-Serfaty, Oulad Tidrarin, Equity and Reconciliation Commission, Jebala, Ali Bourequat, Royal institute of the Amazigh culture, Shilha people, Ghomara language, Association Royale des Radio Amateurs du Maroc, Makhzen, Doui-Menia, Ait Atta, Public holidays in Morocco, Mzab Morocco, Masmuda, Senhaja de Srair language, Regraga, Line of succession to the Moroccan throne, Ait Ouriaghel, Ait Yafelman, Polygamy in Morocco, Kebdana, Hhaha tribe, Rif languages, Chiadma.

Human Rights in the Near East and North Africa

Author: James T. Lawrence
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1590339339
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

The existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, and prevent humanitarian crises. These human rights include freedom from torture, freedom of expression, press freedom, women's rights, children's rights, and the protection of minorities. This book surveys the countries of the Near East and North Africa, and is augmented by a current bibliography and useful indexes by subject, title and author.

Human Rights in the Arab World

Author: Anthony Chase
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812208849
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Political Science

This is the first book in English that draws together the work of intellectuals at the forefront of research on the Arab region's key human rights issues. Its empirical and theoretical focus is on the historical and contemporary place of human rights in Arab politics and the obstacles to advancing rights in the region.