• Despite Morocco’s legal reforms, military courts continued to deny defendants their right for fair trials. Courts continue to jail “terrorist suspects”, street protesters, dissidents, and persons who engage in “homosexual behavior”. Human rights provisions incorporated into the country’s 2011 constitution did not result in improved practices or revisions of repressive laws. Moroccans are denied rights to peaceful expression, assembly, and association. Local free speech groups and Sahrawi human rights associations are withheld legal recognition. Women and girls continued to face discrimination in family codes.
  • A Sahrawi refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria, Tindouf
    There were few tangible improvements in human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara during 2014, either in law or in practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.


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