Posts Tagged ‘2011 Constitution’

The Moroccan Constitution Four Years On: Status Report – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC July 10, 2015 It has been just over four years since Moroccans voted to officially consolidate nearly two decades of reform with a new Constitution designed to establish a constitutional monarchy with separation of powers; delegate enhanced responsibilities to local and regional governments; and reinforce clear support for the multicultural, multi-religious character of Moroccan society. In addition to setting the parameters for power sharing between the ...

Morocco-US Strategic Dialogue: Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Rabat April 4-5

.  * Kerry to co-chair second meeting of Strategic Dialogue with Moroccan Foreign Minister  Mezouar, discuss range of bilateral and regional issues with senior Moroccan officials * UPDATE MOTM – John Kerry will visit Morocco for the first time as Secretary of State later this week, on the final stop of an April 1-5 tour to Brussels, Algiers, and Rabat, the State Department announced last week.  Morocco confirmed that the US ...

The Core of Democracy is not Elections – It’s Rule of Law and Civil Society – Jean R. AbiNader

*Pundits wonder why democracy is failing — judgment based on mistaken assumptions* . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 27, 2014 It’s hard not to look at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the broader collection of emerging states without disappointment at what has happened to the democratic impulse that held so much promise at the end of the last century. Whether one is assessing the color revolutions in ...

The Proof of the Pudding…Is Now in Parliament – Jordana Merran

.  * Morocco’s internal human rights mechanisms are working. Change is happening, and it’s happening in a transparent way. * . Jordana Merran, MAC March 20, 2014 Last week, Morocco’s Council of Ministers, chaired by King Mohammed VI, adopted a draft reform law for the country’s military justice system that will exempt all civilians from trial in military courts. The draft law also establishes permanent liaisons within government ministries to ...

Reforming Societies: The Case of Women’s Rights in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

   . * “The pressure for change is building,” reports The New York Times on the progress of women’s rights in Morocco. To the degree Morocco’s key actors can continue working together to achieve consensus on real reforms, positive results will continue building as well. *  . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC March 17, 2014 In an article in today’s New York Times, “Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law,” ...
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