Human Rights in Morocco

During the late 1980s, Morocco’s human rights record came under intense scrutiny by the international community. After decades of repression, the government took a series of steps that were critical in creating a climate of greater freedom in Morocco. This wave of changes would make human rights rhetoric a permanent part of the national language and forever alter political realities in Morocco. Despite the historic significance of these changes, events in the last few years indicate that the transition to a democratic state that complies with international human rights standards is far from complete.