Rabat- The United Nations office in Morocco has applauded the interest shown by the national human rights council (CNDH) to the respect of foreigners rights in Morocco and the scope of its recommendations, praising King Mohammed VI's support to these recommendations.
Rabat- The United Nations office in Morocco has applauded the interest shown by the national human rights council (CNDH) to the respect of foreigners rights in Morocco and the scope of its recommendations, praising King Mohammed VI’s support to these recommendations.
A release of the UN office in Rabat says it has taken note of the publication on Monday of “a major report” on the rights of foreigners, asylum seekers and migrants.
From a migrants-emitting country, Morocco has gradually evolved into a transit and henceforth, a destination country of migrants, including some living in the kingdom illegally, the release notes, adding that the country also boasts a long history of hospitality for asylum-seekers.
However, it went on, the arising need to receive increasing numbers of migrants is “a heavy burden” for Morocco and experience has shown the need to update national legislation, reinforce institutions’ capacities to enforce them, and mobilize resources of Morocco’s partners, including the United Nations’.
The UN agencies in Morocco, particularly the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International organization of migrations reiterate “readiness to support national efforts meant to secure to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants a welcome that is commensurate with the Kingdom’s humanist traditions and requirements of the national and international legal framework,” the release says.
The CNDH submitted on Monday a report on the situation of migrants and refugees in Morocco to HM King Mohammed VI who “took note of the CNDH relevant recommendations and reiterated conviction that the migration problematic, object of legitimate concerns and sometimes of controversies, should be addressed in a comprehensive and humanist manner, in keeping with the international law and within the framework of renovated multilateral cooperation”.