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
Call for Projects for Civil Society Associations
The Ministry of State for Human Rights launches a call for projects in favor of civil society associations to ensure their effective involvement in PANNDH implementation...
PANDDH Implementation: A Meeting with Civil Society
40 human rights associations attended the meeting organized by the Ministry of State for Human Rights on January 8th, 2018.The NGO’s represent different stakeholders defending categorical...
Underscoring the Importance of Official Audiovisual Documentation of Security Forces Interventions to Disperse Demonstrations
Responding to a question in Parliament asked by Mr. Madyan Noureddine, fROM Al-Istiqlal Group Unity and Parity on the “staunch return to security approach to deal with protests”, Mr. El...