Rabat - The Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights criticized the “lack of objectivity and impartiality” in the report issued by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), following a visit to Morocco on Sept. 14-21.
Rabat – The Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights criticized the “lack of objectivity and impartiality” in the report issued by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), following a visit to Morocco on Sept. 14-21.
“The Moroccan authorities voice their reservations concerning the report’s content which omitted, for unknown reasons, any reference to the progress achieved by Morocco in the human rights field, mainly the adoption of the 2011 constitution and efforts made in the different far-reaching reform projects as the judiciary’s reform, the new immigration and asylum policy and the reviewing of the national criminal system,” said the Delegation in a statement on Thursday.
“The Moroccan authorities take note that such approach led to an unbalanced report, lacking objectivity and impartiality as require international standards in the preparation of similar reports, by focusing on two southern regions in the Kingdom (Tan Tan and Laayoune) at the expense of the rest of the Moroccan regions,” said the same source.
The public authorities detected a number of defects in relation with the report’s methodology and false statement included in it, the source added.
Recalling that the EMHRN’s visit is part of Morocco’s openness on international human rights NGOs, and also a part of its ongoing interaction with their reports on the human rights situation, the Delegation underlined that the Euro-Mediterranean Network included in its report a “series of conclusions and arbitrary and vague generalizations, based on isolated or unaccounted for cases, in addition to adopting value judgments and attitudes while presenting data on allegations of existence or persistence of human rights abuses which are before justice or were already settled.”
The Moroccan authorities affirm that the Network has “fully adopted the accusations by some individuals known for using human rights for political ends and for their hostility to Morocco’s territorial unity, which has undermined the integrity and impartiality needed in such cases.”