Justice Ministry Transfers Prosecution Presidency to Cassation Court Public Prosecutor
Justice minister Mohamed Aujjar transferred, on Friday in Rabat, the prosecution presidency to the public prosecutor at the court of cassation (supreme court of appeal) Mohamed Abdennabaoui.The power handover ceremony, held at the new public prosecution office, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, was attended by HM the King's advisor Omar Azziman, government members, MPs, members of the Judiciary Higher Council, as well as representatives of legal and constitutional institutions.
Foreign guests from friend countries also attended the event, including justice ministers and public prosecutors at supreme courts of appeal.
This power handover marks a historic moment as far as the country's governing laws are concerned and is being conducted under articles 110 and 116 of the constitution, as well as provisions of organic laws related to the Judiciary Higher Council and articles 110 and 117 of the organic law on magistrate statutes.
It is also a basic pillar for strengthening the judiciary's independence compared to the legislative and executive powers as laid down in the constitution, and upholding the rule of law.
The public prosecution office, as a component of an independent judiciary power, ensures the protection of rights and freedoms, and the country's security and stability, given that it will be tasked with overseeing investigations, starting legal proceedings, petitioning the court and filing appeals for a fair implementation of the law.