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Morocco Research

The focus of this guide is to highlight basic law and non-law resources relating to background information, juvenile and family law, and criminal law and justice, in Morocco.

Reports: Human Rights and Religious Freedom

U.S. State Department: International Religious Freedom Report for 2017: Morocco; Trafficking in Persons Report 2018: Morocco (p. 289-291);  Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Morocco (torture and punishment, arbitrary arrest, detention, trial, rape and domestic violence, child abuse and abductions, trafficking in persons, criminalization of homosexuality, etc.).

Kingdom of Morocco: National Human Rights Council.  "It draws up annual reports on the situation of human rights and thematic or issue-specific reports....The Council has 13 regional human rights commissions to closely monitor the situation of human rights in the different regions of Morocco."

United Nations: Human Rights Council, Compilation on Morocco: Report of the Office of the United Nations for Human Rights, Feb. 20, 2017 (Symbol search: A/HRC/WG.6/27/MAR/2) (punitive juvenile justice, torture, ill treatment, crime related to sexual orientation, arbitrary detention, death penalty, forced confessions, prison conditions, human trafficking, women's rights, children's rights).

Amnesty International - Morocco/Western Sahara (death penalty, penal code reform, torture, forced confessions, etc.).  Report 2017/2018: The State of the World's Human Rights (Morocco/Western Sahara, pp. 265-268).

Human Rights Watch - Morocco/Western Sahara.  World Report 2019: Morocco and Western Sahara.

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