UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Releases Findings on Morocco

The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries reviewed during the Committee’s most recent session, which concluded on October 9, 2015. The findings released include the Committee’s concluding observationson Morocco. According to the Committee, the “findings contain positive aspects of [Morocco’s] implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. (ICESCR), highlight main areas of concern and detail the Committee’s recommendations for action.”

The Advocates for Human Rights and the Moroccan women’s non-governmental organization, Mobilizing for Rights Associates (MRA), submitted a shadow report to the Committee detailing Morocco’s failure to address widespread violations of women’s rights under the Covenant, including sexual harassment, violence and forced and child marriage. The Committee's concluding observations incorporated many of the concerns raised by the Advocates and MRA.

 

The text of the Committee's findings on Morocco can be downloaded here (currently available in French only). 

 

Compiled fromUN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes its findings on Burundi, Greece, Guyana, Iraq, Italy, Morocco and Sudan, U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights News (October 13, 2015).