However, the Moroccan government, national human rights organizations and civil society activists against torture commemorate June 26 as the International Day Against Torture.
H.M. Under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom has made an irreversible choice to engage in the strengthening and promotion of human rights.
In this context, it has embarked on a long process that includes updating its legal arsenal, creating national institutions for the protection of human rights, and ratifying international conventions in this area, particularly the Convention against Human Rights. there Convention on Torture (OPCAT) was ratified on 21 June 1993.
Further, EastIt became a party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention after depositing its instruments of ratification of the Protocol on 24 November 2014.
A process was crowned in 2018 with the creation of a national mechanism for the prevention of torture, in line with Morocco’s international commitment in this area.
Linked to the National Human Rights Council, this mechanism is an important step in building the rule of law to respect universally recognized human rights principles.
True to form, Morocco currently has a mechanism to prevent torture, which is an important investigative tool that does not allow torturers to escape the consequences of their crimes and, at the same time, protects Morocco’s image in front of human rights. In relation to allegations or accusations of acts of torture, the Council Near the United Nations…
It is certain that, under the enlightened leadership of King Mohammed VI, significant efforts have been made in the fight against torture and that making it an irrevocable commitment is reflected in the establishment and implementation of a legal and institutional framework. A national mechanism to prevent ill-treatment and protect persons against acts of torture.
By Khalid Cherkaoui Semmouni,
Professor at the Faculty of Law in Rabat and at ISIC