Morocco was acclaimed for adopting a law to prevent torture.
Rabat – Morocco is among the top five countries that satisfactorily implemented the UN’s priority human rights recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Committee for 2019.
Morocco, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Denmark, and Sweden “received the best grade during the Committee’s follow-up review of their action regarding the priority recommendations,” said a press release on the UN committee’s website.
All five countries received an “A” grade which recognizes the “important steps” they took to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Morocco received its “A” grade for adopting a law on the national mechanism to prevent torture, referring to the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), said the UN.
Adopted unanimously by the two houses of Parliament on February 6 and 13, 2018, the law went into force on March 1 of the same year.
Morocco signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on December 16, 1996. A total of 168 countries have ratified the covenant.
Through the covenant, the signatories commit to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights, and rights to due process and a fair trial.
The Human Rights Committee has given top ratings to five countries for satisfactorily implementing its recommendations.
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