On March 20, the U.S. Department of State released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which includes Morocco. The U.S. Mission in Morocco 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. The U.S. Embassy welcomes Morocco’s constructive engagement in this consultative process.
The United States continues to highlight human rights in relationships with all our government partners globally, as well as our engagement with civil society groups. The United States and Morocco maintain a long-running high-level dialogue on human rights.
The 2022 report continues to note significant concerns regarding limits to freedom of speech and assembly in Morocco.
The U.S. Mission in Morocco looks forward to the continued cooperation of the Government of Morocco and civil society partners in addressing these and other human rights issues.
Morocco is a close partner of the United States with which we regularly engage on a variety of issues, including how we can work together to advance King Mohammed VI’s reform agenda on subjects ranging from freedom of expression and association, to criminal justice reforms, to women’s rights.
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 Ace 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 the Department of State website: https://www.state.gov/reports-bureau-of-democracy-human-rights-and-labor/country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/