Marrakech - Morocco is on the rights track in terms of advancing human rights, Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said on Thursday in Marrakech.
Marrakech – Morocco is on the rights track in terms of advancing human rights, Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said on Thursday in Marrakech.
Bensouda made the remarks in a statement to the press on the sidelines of the 2nd world Human Rights Forum which opened the same day with a message from King Mohammed VI. “It was a very positive message for human rights,” said the ICC Prosecutor.
She noted that while African countries have individually ratified a number of international human rights instruments and conventions, they still need to attach utmost importance to the proper implementation of these international commitments.
The forum, which will last till November 30th, is a platform to discuss several issues, including the rights of children, women, disabled people and migrants, in addition to other unresolved issues from the Vienna Conference on Human rights and other issues related to the new generation of human rights.
The list of participants includes Nobel Peace Prize winners, heads of UN agencies, government representatives, NGOs, leading academics, human rights activists and international media.