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Friday 9 February 2018

Morocco Achieved 'Remarkable Progress' in Justice Reforms and Strengthening of the Judiciary: European Official

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Morocco Achieved 'Remarkable Progress' in Justice Reforms and Strengthening of the Judiciary: European Official

Morocco has made a "remarkable progress" in the areas of justice reforms and the strengthening of the independence of the Judiciary, Rapporteur of the political affairs and democracy committee at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Bogdan Klich, said in Rabat, noting that the measures undertaken in this regard are on the "right track".

During his talks with Speaker of the House of Representatives (lower house), Habib El Malki, Klich said that the Kingdom is among Europe's most important partners and praised the role played by Morocco to promote stability in the region, said a statement by the House of Representatives.

For his part, El Malki highlighted the quality of relations between the Moroccan Parliament and the PACE, and shed light on the progress made by the Kingdom, particularly in terms of the independence of the judiciary, respect for human rights and women empowerment, the protection of children and the reform of education.

In the area of human rights, El Malki underlined the important role of the National Human Rights Council as an independent constitutional institution tasked with protecting rights and freedoms and respecting international commitments in this regard.

El Malki also cited the reform of the family code and the law on combating violence against women, as well as the creation of a parliamentary group at the House of Representatives for gender equality.

Regarding education and training, speaker of Morocco's Lower House highlighted the major reforms launched in this area, and underscored the role of the Higher Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research in the field of education and training, which has set up a new vision for this area.

-MAP-08/02/18