Morocco: EU takes part in first Marrakech International Conference on Justice
April 6, 2018
The first Marrakech International Conference on Justice took place early this week in Marrakech under the theme “the independence of the judiciary”. The event aimed at exchanging views about the different aspects of the independence of the judiciary, the guarantee of the individual rights and the respect of the rules of justice.
The EU took part in this event as a supporter of the justice reform in Morocco with the Support Programme to the Justice Sector which runs until 2020 and with a budget of 75.5 million euros. The partners of this programme are the ministry of Justice, the Superior Council of the Judiciary, the public prosecutor’s office, and the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.
In July 2013, Morocco adopted a charter for the reform of the judiciary in order to provide itself with an adequate framework for a global reform of the judiciary sector. This reform aims at consolidating the independence of the judiciary, moralizing the judiciary system, reinforcing the protection of human rights and liberties, improving the efficiency of the judiciary system as well as extending its institutional capacities, and modernising the judicial administration.