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New Composition of CNDH, Statement

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New Composition of CNDH, Statement

Here follows a statement from the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH):

In accordance with the provisions of the 2011 Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco, notably Article 161 on the constitutionalization of the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH), and Article 171 stipulating that the composition, organization, the prerogatives and rules of operation are set by the law;

And in accordance with articles 52, 45, 36 of the law n° 76-15 on to the reorganization of the National Council of the humans right promulgated under the Dahir Sharif n° 1-18-17 of the Joumada II 5th, 1439 (Feb. 22, 2018), HM the King has appointed:

Mounir Bensalah, Secretary General of the National Council of Human Rights,

Soulma Taoud, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region,

Mohamed Amarti, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the eastern region,

Abderrahmane Lamrani, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region Fes-Meknes,

Houria Tazi Sadeq, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region,

Taoufik Zainabi, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region of Beni Mellal-Khénifra,

Saadia Waddah, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Casablanca-Settat region,

Mohamed Mustapha Laarissa, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Marrakech-Safi region,

Fatima Aarach, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Deraâ-Taflalet region,

Mohammed Charef, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region of Souss-Massa,

Brahim Laghzal, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region of Guelmim-Oued Noun,

Taoufik Berdiji, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region,

Maimouna Essayed, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.

HM the King also appointed as members of the Council:

Mustapha Raïssouni,

Malika Benradi,

Nezha Guessous,

Amina El Messaoudi,

Elie El Baz.

At the proposition of the president delegate of the Higher Council of the Judiciary, HM the King appointed:

Aicha Naciri,

Abdelkerim Elaazani.

At the proposition of the President of the Higher Council of Ulema, HM the King appointed as members:

Zahira Fountir,

Driss Ben Ahmed Khalifa.

The composition of the National Council of Human Rights, as stipulated in article 36, will also include:

Members appointed by the Head of Government:

El Mahjoub El Haiba,

Zhour El Horr,

Mohamed El Bakir,

Ali Karimi,

Fatima Chaabi,

Mehtat Rakkas,

Mohamed Benajiba,

Omar Oudra.

Members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Omar Benitto,

Abdelmoutaleb Amiyare,

Abdelhafid Adminou,

Driss Sentissi.

Members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Advisors:

Mustapha Mrizak,

Ajmiaa Heddad,

Aziza Bekkali Kacimi,

Omar Adkhil.

The Council member appointed by the Ombudsman:

Mohamed Haidare.

The Council member appointed by the Council of the Moroccan community abroad:

Ali Benmakhelouf.

The new composition of the Council reflects intellectual and social plurality, as well as cultural, linguistic and territorial diversity, so as to capitalize on achievements and ensure a quantitative evolution aimed at supporting irreversible choices guaranteeing the universality and indivisibility of human rights.

The principle of pluralism, which has prevailed in the selection of members and their appointment by HM the King, of constitutional institutions and elected bodies, as well as of open candidatures, reflects the value added of good practices relating to representativeness within national institutions as provided for by the Paris Principles adopted by virtue of a UN General Assembly resolution in 1993.

The members of the Council will work on the implementation of its broad prerogatives according to a three-dimensional approach based on the protection of human rights, their promotion and the prevention of all violations through the creation of the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture and another for children victims of abuse, the mechanism for the protection of persons with disabilities, the strengthening of mediation mechanisms and the evaluation of public policies. All of these measures will open up new prospects for the CNDH mandate as part of the immutable choices of the Moroccan state.

The Council will organize on 23 July at its headquarters in Rabat a reception in honor of the new members.

MAP 19 July 2019