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
Building the Capacities of Voluntary-Sector Actors is a Cornerstone for Strengthening and Promoting the Role of Civil Society
In his statement on behalf of the Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, Mr. Abdelkarim Boujradi, Secretary-General of the Interministerial Department for Human Rights, emphasized the...
His Majesty King Mohammed VI Appoints Mr.Ahmed Chaouqui BENYOUB 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,...
The Ministry of Culture and Communication: The Classification of Morocco by Freedom House Organization is Unobjective
The Ministry of Culture and Communication issued a press release about Freedom House organization 2018 report entitled “Freedom on the Net”. The Ministry indicates that the report disregards...