Statement by Royal Office
Here follows a statement by the royal Office:
"HM King Mohammed VI received on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, Amina Bouayach, whom the Sovereign has appointed chairwoman of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH).
During this audience, HM the King reaffirmed his continuous high solicitude for the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens as well as their promotion in terms of culture and practice, in accordance with national and universal standards in this field and the provisions of the Kingdom's Constitution, as a comprehensive charter of human rights in its political, economic, social, cultural and environmental dimensions.
After recalling the Council's positive contribution to the promotion of human rights in our country, HM the King gave his high guidelines to the chairwoman of the Council to continue efforts to strengthen and promote the achievements made by Morocco in this field that enjoy the consideration of specialized international and regional institutions and bodies, which amplifies the responsibility of this Council in view of the broad powers it enjoys.
In this regard, HM the King stressed the need for the Council, in its new composition and as an independent national institution, to carry out the tasks assigned to it under the act on its reorganization, in particular with regard to the national mechanism for the prevention of torture, the national complaint mechanism for children victims of violations of their rights and the national mechanism for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
In this context, HM the King called on the Council to continue to coordinate and strengthen cooperation with the various national and international, governmental and non-governmental institutions, bodies and organizations, in order to contribute to promoting the culture and values of human rights and the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens".
MAP 06 December 2018