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
Mr. Ramid: There Must Be Cooperation between Society and the Institutions to Combat Violence against Women
The Minister of State for Human Rights, Mr. El Mustapha Ramid, has called, in a press interview hosted by the web Channel “Horizon TV” in the program Fi Samim (to the point), upon Moroccan...
Supporting NGOs’ Projects to Accompany the Process of the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Democracy and Human Rights (PANDDH)
The Ministry of State for Human Rights signed on Wednesday, July 18th 2018, at the Interministerial Department for Human Rights, 31 partnership agreements with civil society associations.
Public Authorities: About the Press Release Issued by Human Rights Watch Concerning Jerada Events
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