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CNDH 6th ordinary session: Fighting violence against women, freedom of association, alternatives to incarceration and justice

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) holds its sixth ordinary session, on Friday, the 28th of February 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at its headquarters in Rabat.

The Council’s memoranda on the bill on fighting violence against women, on freedom of association, on the amnesty procedure, and on alternatives to incarceration will be discussed during this session.

The session will also discuss drafts of two complementary memorandums on the “organic law” relating to the statutes of judges and the draft “organic law” relating to the Higher Council of Judicial Power, in addition to the conclusions of a study on the freedom of assembly.

The National Human Rights Council has published several memoranda, advisory opinions and thematic reports, in fulfillment of its mandate to protect and promote human rights and to contribute to democracy building and harmonizing domestic legislations with the provisions of international human rights conventions. The Council’s publications, so far, covered the situation in prisons, mental health, child protection centers, forensic medicine activities, rights of domestic workers, the exception of unconstitutionality, the constitutional court, military justice law, migration, etc.

CNDHl is a national institution for the protection and promotion of human rights. It’s accredited as in “A” status institution by the International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs. Its founding law is in full compliance with the Paris Principles governing national human rights institutions (NHRIs), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1993. It holds four ordinary sessions per year at most, according to its founding law, dated March 1st, 2011.

 

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Activity: Sixth ordinary session of the National Human Rights Council

Date and hour: Friday, the 28th of February 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

Venue: Headquarters of the Council in Rabat

Contact: Communication Department (0537732913)

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