DIDH is an Interministerial Department for Human Rights. It was created in April 2011 to ensure a coherent, coordinated, modern and effective national human rights system in Morocco.
It was born out of a recommendation by the (former) Advisory Council on Human Rights* and advocacy of civil society groups, as part of a set of political and institutional human rights reform projects that Morocco initiated in the early 2000s and the sustained commitment of the Kingdom of Morocco to human rights.
The establishment of DIDH also honors promises, ambitions and expectations related to the National Plan on Democracy and Human Rights (the first of the kind in the Arab region and the second in the Mediterranean region), on the eve of a new constitution (July 2011), which devotes a whole chapter to liberties and fundamental human rights (21 articles).
*National Human Rights Council since 2011
His Majesty King Mohammed VI Appoints Mr.Ahmed Chaouki Benayoub as the Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights
Statement by Royal Office
Rabat, 06/12/2018 (MAP) – Here follows a statement by the royal Office:
"HM King Mohammed VI received on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Royal Palace in Rabat,...
Kickoff of Idmaj: First Radio in the Arabo-Mediteranean Sphere
The General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) launched on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 Idmaj Radio, broadcasting temporarily within the Local Prison Ain Sbaa 1.
Mr. Ramid Emphasizes the Need to Enhance the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: They are the Society’s Awake Conscience
The participants to the 13th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions held in Marrakesh on Wednesday, October 10th , 2018 about “Expanding the civic space and promoting...