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Fourth Regular Session of the CNDH General Assembly (19 March 2021)

The General Assembly of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) held its fourth regular session, in attendance and online, on Friday 19 March 2021, following the requirements of the new law No. 76-15 relating to the CNDH organization.

At this session, the General Assembly approved:

- The preliminary report on the Framework Bill No. 09-21 on social protection, to be considered in the CNDH recommendations at the elaboration of the relevant laws;
- The study report on the protest movements in Morocco aiming at elaborating recommendations to accompany expanding the guarantee of peaceful demonstration;
- A draft report on the human rights situation for the year 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis, in accordance with Article 35 of the new law relating to the CNDH organization.

Milestones between the two sessions (4 December 2020 - 19 March 2021)

In addition to the actions of the Standing Committees, National Mechanisms, Regional Commissions, and the CNDH Bureau meetings, the CNDH:

- Followed up on issues raised in the public space on allegations of violations, dialogues and discussions;
- Followed up on cases of detainees on hunger strike through conducting regular visits to various prisons;
- Organized several meetings and debates on National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Torture (NPM), through which the CNDH called for the establishment of NPMs network;
- Organized an international meeting on Business and Human Rights with 95 participants, including the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises;
- Launched a set of regional meetings on the effectiveness of the right to health, combating violence against women, political equity, etc.
- Participated in the 46th session of the Human Rights Council meetings focusing mainly on the abolition of the death penalty (as part of the Biennial high-level panel), combating torture, protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and protection of children in a situation of conflict;
- Interacted with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence;
- Interacted with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on Migration.