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CNDH presents its report on the effectiveness of the right to health in Morocco

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Morocco’s Universal Periodic Review: 26 Recommendations to the Government for (...)

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Newsletter, Issue 7, May 2009

New Publications

The CCDH has released two new publications

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Following Morocco's ratification of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol on April 8, 2009, we decided to devote the seventh issue of the newsletter of the Advisory Council on Human Rights to the rights of persons with disabilities.

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CCDH Committee on Gender Set up

As a national institution ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights and defending freedoms of citizens, the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH) has made combating discrimination against women one of its key concerns in its advisory opinions, annual reports and its programs aiming to prevent abuses against women and to uphold the human rights culture. These concerns should be translated into an approach and a strategy to ensure women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in public policies.

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First Meeting of Technical Committee for Study on "The Right to Development in Morocco"

The Technical Committee in charge of supporting the study on “the right to development in Morocco: between the Millennium Development Goals and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, which falls under a partnership agreement between UNDP-Morocco and CCDH, held its first meeting on May 27, 2009 at the headquarters of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH).

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Fourth CCDH Regional Section in Meknès-Tafilalet Region

The President of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), Mr. Ahmed Herzenni chaired on May 30, 2009 in Midelt (province of Khenifra), the opening ceremony of the CCDH regional administrative section in the region of Meknès-Tafilalet.

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Death Penalty: Ripening Debate in Society

At the end of the seminar on the death penalty held in Rabat, the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH) and the association of “Ensemble contre la peine de mort” organized a press conference for the presentation of the conclusions of this seminar.

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New CCDH Regional Section in Agadir

After the regional offices of Oujda and Laayoun, the President of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), Mr. Ahmed Herzenni inaugurated on May 16, 2009 the CCDH third regional administrative section in Agadir.

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Partnership between CCDH and Ministry of Social Development, Family and Solidarity

As part of the implementation of the community reparation program, overseen by the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), a new partnership agreement was signed on 5 May 2009 with the Ministry of Social Development, Family and solidarity. The objective of this agreement is to support social programs in areas where the community reparation program is being implemented for women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly, and to contribute to the rehabilitation of associations and capacity building of local actors.

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Touring Exhibition of Stamps on Human Rights in Fez

After the cities of Rabat, Tangier and Oujda, the traveling exhibition of postage stamps was organized in Fez.

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News in Brief

Errachidia: training workshop on the development of gender-sensitive projects

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