About us

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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