The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Susan Slyomovics
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812219043
Release Date: 2005-02-09
Genre: History

Since independence in 1956, large numbers of Moroccans have been forcibly disappeared, tortured, and imprisoned. Morocco's uncovering and acknowledging of these past human rights abuses are complicated and revealing processes. A community of human rights activists, many of them survivors of human rights violations, are attempting to reconstruct the past and explain what truly happened. What are the difficulties in presenting any event whose central content is individual pain when any corroborating police or governmental documentation is denied or absent? Susan Slyomovics argues that funerals, eulogies, mock trials, vigils and sit-ins, public testimony and witnessing, storytelling and poetry recitals are performances of human rights and strategies for opening public space in Morocco. The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco is a unique distillation of politics, anthropology, and performance studies, offering both a clear picture of the present state of human rights and a vision of a possible future for public protest and dissidence in Morocco.

Between Feminism and Islam

Author: Zakia Salime
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452932699
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

How feminists and Islamists have constituted each other’s agendas in Morocco

Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Fadoua Loudiy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317929574
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed because of their political opinions. Through an analysis of testimonies, public documents and personal interviews, Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco seeks to shed light on Moroccan citizens’ struggle for recognition and reparation in the aftermath of a long history of grave human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary arrest and torture to state sponsored disappearances and murders. While Morocco’s experience is often presented within a historical global context, this book offers a comparative analysis, discussing other national examples to situate the Moroccan experience within the relatively recent history of political transitions. Seeking to advance a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the voice of the victims and offers hope for the renewal of a community’s ethos through public discourse and ethico-political practices, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars with an interest in Human Rights and Middle East Politics.


Author: Eric Goldstein
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bombers (Terrorists)

Morocco has made impressive strides in human rights over the last fifteen years., but has been no exception to the global backsliding in the protection of civil liberties and basic freedoms in the name of counter-terrorism.

Human rights in Morocco

Author: Middle East Watch (Organization)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021852533
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

Moroccan Society

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 1230631119
Release Date: 2013-09

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 99. Chapters: Ethnic groups in Morocco, Human rights in Morocco, LGBT in Morocco, Languages of Morocco, Law enforcement in Morocco, Moroccan monarchy, Orders, decorations, and medals of Morocco, Organizations based in Morocco, Religion in Morocco, Scouting in Morocco, French language, Arabic language, Berber languages, Berber people, Demographics of Morocco, Moroccan Arabic, Central Atlas Tamazight, Mudawana, Shilha language, Baha'i Faith in Morocco, Sahrawi people, Central Atlas Tamazight grammar, Morisco, Gnawa, Haratin, Mehdi Ben Barka, Order of Ouissam Alaouite, Hass n ya language, Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie, Years of Lead, LGBT rights in Morocco, Ait Seghrouchen Berber, Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, Moroccan people, Abraham Serfaty, Zenati languages, Riffian people, Driss Basri, Tazmamart, Riff language, Buda, The Fouad Mourtada Affair, Northern Berber languages, Malika Oufkir, Moroccan nationality law, Moroccan Royal Guard, Federation Nationale du Scoutisme Marocain, Judeo-Berber language, Mohamed Oufkir, Groupes urbains de securite, African Romance, South Oran and Figuig Shilha, Tekna, Christine Daure-Serfaty, Oulad Tidrarin, Equity and Reconciliation Commission, Jebala, Ali Bourequat, Royal institute of the Amazigh culture, Shilha people, Ghomara language, Association Royale des Radio Amateurs du Maroc, Makhzen, Doui-Menia, Ait Atta, Public holidays in Morocco, Mzab Morocco, Masmuda, Senhaja de Srair language, Regraga, Line of succession to the Moroccan throne, Ait Ouriaghel, Ait Yafelman, Polygamy in Morocco, Kebdana, Hhaha tribe, Rif languages, Chiadma.

Human Rights in Morocco

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1157604080
Release Date: 2010-09
Genre: Political Science

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Human rights organizations based in Morocco, Torture in Morocco, Human rights in Western Sahara, Mudawana, Binyam Mohamed, Mehdi Ben Barka, Years of Lead, LGBT rights in Morocco, Abraham Serfaty, Driss Basri, Tazmamart, The Fouad Mourtada Affair, Malika Oufkir, Moroccan nationality law, Mohamed Oufkir, Christine Daure-Serfaty, Equity and Reconciliation Commission, Ali Bourequat, Royal institute of the Amazigh culture, Makhzen, Religion in Morocco, Conseil Consultatif des Droits de l'Homme, Association Marocaine des Droits Humaine. Excerpt: Morocco sees Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco considers the Polisario Front as a separatist movement given the Moroccan origins of many of its leaders, and a puppet in the hands of Algeria. The Polisario Front argues that according to international organizations as the UN or the AU, the territory of Western Sahara has the right of self-determination, and according to that organizations Morocco illegally occupies the parts of Western Sahara under its control. POLISARIO sees that as a consequence of the vision of a Great Morocco, fuelled in the past by the Istiqlal and Hassan II, and considers itself a national liberation movement aiming at leading the disputed territory to independence under the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The United States, the European Union, the African Union and the United Nations do not recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara (as no country in the world does). They consider the Polisario Front the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people, and one of the two belligerent parties in the conflict. The Western Sahara conflict has resulted in severe human rights abuses, most notably the aerial bombardments with Napalm & White phosphorus of the Sahrawi refugee camps, the consequently exodus of tens of thousands of Sahraw...

The Power of Human Rights

Author: Stephen C. Ropp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521658829
Release Date: 1999-08-05
Genre: Political Science

This book celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showing how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven different countries around the world. Had the principles articulated in the Declaration had any effect on the behavior of states towards their citizens? What are the conditions under which international human rights norms are internalized in domestic practices? And what can we learn from this case about why, how, and under what conditions international norms in general influence the actions of states? This book draws on the work of social constructivists to examine these important issues. The contributors examine eleven countries representing five different world regions - Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe - drawing practical lessons for activists and policy makers concerned with preserving and extending the human rights gains made during the past fifty years.

Universal Rights Systemic Violations and Cultural Relativism in Morocco

Author: O. Glacier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137339614
Release Date: 2013-11-06
Genre: Political Science

Are universal rights bound to colonialism? Are they culturally imperialistic? By juxtaposing Morocco's practice of torture with its discourse of cultural relativism, this study links popular resistance to universal rights to a deliberate politics that delegitimizes those very same rights, requiring a new, more inclusive system of universalism.

Human Rights in the Arab World

Author: Anthony Chase
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812208849
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Political Science

This is the first book in English that draws together the work of intellectuals at the forefront of research on the Arab region's key human rights issues. Its empirical and theoretical focus is on the historical and contemporary place of human rights in Arab politics and the obstacles to advancing rights in the region.

Human Rights in Western Sahara and in the Tindouf Refugee Camps

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
ISBN: UOM:39015082763999
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Human rights

"This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), the Sahrawi independence organization, near Tindouf, Algeria. For Western Sahara, the focus of Human Rights Watch's investigation is the right of persons to speak, assemble, and associate on behalf of self-determination for the Sahrawi people and on behalf of their human rights. We found that Moroccan authorities repress this right through laws penalizing affronts to Morocco's 'territorial integrity,' through arbitrary arrests, unfair trials, restrictions on associations and assemblies, and through police violence and harassment that goes unpunished. For the refugee camps in Tindouf, the focus is freedom of expression and of movement. We found that at the present time, the Polisario effectively marginalizes those who directly challenge its leadership or general political orientation, but it does not imprison them. It allows residents to criticize its day-to-day administration of camp affairs. In practice, camp residents are able to leave the camps, via Mauritania, if they wish to do so. However, fear and social pressure keeps those who plan to resettle in Western Sahara from disclosing their plans before leaving"--P. 2 (2nd group).

Morocco s Truth Commission

Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Human rights

Human Rights Watch recommendations. To Moroccan authorities - To the Equity and Reconcilation Commission. -- Background: The state of human rights in Morocco. Morocco's acknowledgement of past abuses - The file of the "disappeared"--The aftermath of the Casablanca bombings - Other continuing human rights concerns - Positive steps. -- Mandate of the ERC. Powers of the ERC - Composition of the ERC. -- Constraints on the ERC. Impunity - Arbitrary limits - Inability to compel cooperation. -- The ERC in action. Caseload - Closed and public hearings - Publicity and issues of transparency - Presentation of ERC findings. -- Equality of approach to victims: the Sahrawis. -- The ERC and current human rights issues. -- Conclusion. -- Acknowledgements.

Freedom of Religion Apostasy and Islam

Author: Abdullah Saeed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351935746
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Religion

Debate on freedom of religion as a human right takes place not only in the Western world but also in Muslim communities throughout the world. For Muslims concerned for this freedom, one of the major difficulties is the 'punishment for apostasy' - death for those who desert Islam. This book argues that the law of apostasy and its punishment by death in Islamic law is untenable in the modern period. Apostasy conflicts with a variety of foundation texts of Islam and with the current ethos of human rights, in particular the freedom to choose one's religion. Demonstrating the early development of the law of apostasy as largely a religio-political tool, the authors show the diversity of opinion among early Muslims on the punishment, highlighting the substantial ambiguities about what constitutes apostasy, the problematic nature of some of the key textual evidence on which the punishment of apostasy is based, and the neglect of a vast amount of clear Qur'anic texts in favour of freedom of religion in the construction of the law of apostasy. Examining the significant challenges the punishment of apostasy faces in the modern period inside and outside Muslim communities - exploring in particular how apostasy and its punishment is dealt with in a multi-religious Muslim majority country, Malaysia, and the challenges and difficulties it faces there - the authors discuss arguments by prominent Muslims today for an absolute freedom of religion and for discarding the punishment of apostasy.

Human Rights Watch World Report

Author: Human Rights Watch
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583228975
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

The world's leading human rights organisation's indispensable annual record of worldwide human rights abuses is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, the backbone of this report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role played in each country by key domestic and international figures.