During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on freedom of association and assembly, 2011
Received Sub-Committee visit
Morocco tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 16 May 2013. Morocco made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At international level, Morocco pledged to: improve the work of the UPR; maintain dialogue with Special Procedures, including regarding visits; cooperate with Treaty Bodies, present periodic reports on time and follow up on recommendations; promote human rights education and training; present a mid-term report under the UPR; and ratify the CEDAW-OP, CAT-OP, ICCPR-OP and the CRC-OP3.
At domestic level, Morocco committed to: promote human rights education and training; and to harmonise domestic legislation with international standards.
An analysis of steps taken by Morocco in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Morocco is an active participant in the Council’s work, speaking during nearly 65% of panel discussions and interactive dialogues. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Morocco has accepted 9 out of 28 visit requests and responded to a large number of communications (21 out of 29). Morocco engages robustly with the Treaty Body system, being Party to all the core conventions. Notwithstanding, it is often late submitting its periodic reports. Turning to the UPR, Morocco participates at ministerial level in the Working Group, tables mid-term reports, and participates actively in the UPR reviews of other states (117 during the first cycle).