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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.


Foreign Law Guide: Morocco (Country Editor: Mary Rumsey, Marci Hoffman).

Constitution and Codes

Morocco Constitution 2011, as promulgated on July 29, 2011 (Jefri J. Ruchti, transl., © 2011 by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.).  English.  See Mohamed Madani, Driss Maghroui & Saloua Zerhoui, The 2011 Moroccan Constitution: A Critical Analysis (IDEA 2012); Zaid Al-Ali, Arab Constitutionalism: The Coming Revolution (Cambridge University Press 2021).

Compilations or Official Codifications (Foreign Law Guide).  Arabic and/or French.

Codes (Foreign Law Guide): Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Commercial Code, Criminal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure.  Arabic and/or French.

Dan E. Stigall, The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania (2017).  "This book examines the Santillana Codes, legal instruments which form a distinct class of uniquely African civil codes and which are still in force today in a legal arc that extends from the Maghreb to the Sahel."

Official Gazette

Royaume de Maroc Bulletin Officiel, Edition de Traduction Officielle. (Rabat: Imprimerie Officielle, 1912-).  Arabic and French (Arabic version controls).

Court Reports

Cabinet Bassamat et Associée, Portail de Jurisprudence (French). 

Selected decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts: Juricaf (French).

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