Morocco aims to rank among the top 50 countries worldwide in terms of business environment through the improvement of its legal system.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent a message to attendees at the second International Justice Conference, held under the theme “Justice and Investment, Challenges and Stakes.” The two-day conference opened its doors today, October 21, in Marrakech.
Morocco’s Minister of State for Human Rights and Relations with the Parliament, Mustapha Ramid, relayed the King’s message at the opening ceremony of the event. The royal message focused on the importance of using modern technology to develop paperless legal processes as part of Morocco’s vision to develop its business environment.
King Mohammed VI began his message by welcoming the international participants to Morocco for the conference, and emphasizing the importance of such events.
“The conference offers this distinguished international gathering an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and to launch further partnerships in order to develop the justice system, enhance its standing and increase its efficiency and effectiveness.”
The King went on to underline the efforts and achievements made by Morocco in the field of justice, with a clear focus on businesses and investments.
“On many occasions, I have emphasized the need to develop a strategic vision for the improvement of the business environment,” the King recalled. “A core element of that vision should be the creation of conditions conducive to investment and the adoption of a modern, integrated legal system that makes businesses a driving force of economic and social development.”
King Mohammed VI stressed “the need to simplify investment procedures, update business support programs, facilitate businesses’ access to finance, increase their productivity, and train their human resources.”
The monarch then drew attention to Morocco’s progress in the Doing Business Index 2019. King Mohammed announced that Morocco aims to join the ranks of the top 50 countries worldwide in terms of the quality of business environment.
King Mohammed VI cited the Moroccan commercial courts as an example of Morocco’s efforts to provide a high quality business environment, where investors’ rights are protected through the justice system.
Using modern technology
Finally, the King emphasized the importance of a digital transition in the judiciary field.
“In the same vein, we should make the most of the means afforded by modern technology for the dissemination of legal and judicial information. We should also promote the paperless processing of legal procedures and judicial regulations and adopt online justice methods,” King Mohammed said.
He added that online justice methods and paperless processing are “an effective means which contribute to swift and efficient judicial services and meet requirements for the settlement of business and financial disputes. These goals should be provided for in the law, and all the stakeholders in the justice system should get involved in the sector’s digital transition.”
At the end of his message, King Mohammed VI thanked all the participants at the conference, hoping that their work will inform decision-makers and inspire researchers in the justice field.
Marrakech International Justice Conference is an annual event, bringing together ministers, judges, legal experts, economists, politicians, and figures from finance, business, and academia. Around 800 participants from 83 different countries are taking part in this year’s conference.