Rabat - Mohammed Abdennabaoui, president of the Prosecutor General’s Office, received on Saturday in Fes the shield of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA), the state news agency MAP reported.
Rabat – Mohammed Abdennabaoui, president of the Prosecutor General’s Office, received on Saturday in Fes the shield of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA), the state news agency MAP reported.
The shield was presented to Abdennabaoui on the sidelines of an international symposium on the evolution of the legal profession. The symposium was organized by the UIA, in partnership with the Bar Association of Fez.
Speaking on this occasion, Abdennabaoui stressed that “the new fields of action of the lawyer and the non-traditional roles he is now called to fulfill, including arbitration and drafting acts, require more of attention, precision and responsibility.”
For this matter, Abdennabaoui called for the modernization of the organs and mechanisms related to the exercise of the legal profession, including the need for being “rational, circumspect and open to other experiences.”
As the world undergoes substantial changes in society and therefore, legislation and jurisprudence, the Attorney General of the King pointed out that lawyers’ bars are required to be more involved in order to master and accompany this new globalized context where the law intersects with numerous other aspects of society.
“Despite the effectiveness of ongoing training in developing the intellectual and professional capacities of the lawyer, so that he can accompany changes in legislation, it remains insufficient to give [the lawyer] total control of new laws,” Abdennabaoui said, emphasizing the need to encourage the specialization of lawyers, which is able to help preserve the rights of all parties.
He added, “The independence of the judiciary, which is certainly a fundamental pillar in the establishment of the rule of law, can not fully fulfill its role in achieving justice and equity without a defense solidly organized, free, in compliance with the law and attached to the professional ethics.”
The President of the Public Prosecutor’s Office also stressed that the organization of the Fez conference facilitates the professional commitment of lawyers and consolidate the ties between them, believing that meetings such as this will likely contribute to the development of the profession and attainment of the aspirations of the participants.