2018 Human Rights Report Communiqué

On March 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include Morocco and Western Sahara. The U.S. Embassy in Rabat follows human rights throughout the country and works closely with the Government of Morocco, as well as with other partners such as the National Council on Human Rights and the NGO community, in the preparation of each year’s report. U.S. Embassy is encouraged by Morocco’s constructive engagement in this consultative process.

The U.S. Embassy recognizes the positive steps that Morocco took in 2018 by publicly condemning and making efforts to investigate potential cases of human rights violations committed by security forces, and by passing the law against gender-based violence that came into force in September 2018. The Embassy looks forward to the continued cooperation of the Government of Morocco and civil society partners in the preparation of the 2019 report.

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. The publication of this annual report reflects U.S. interest in, and support for, the advancement of human rights around the world.

For more information or to view the full text of the report, please visit http://www.humanrights.gov

2018 Human Rights Report – Morocco

2018 Human Rights Report – Western Sahara