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:
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 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 harmonise domestic legislation with international standards.
An analysis of steps taken by Morocco in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Morocco indeed improved its engagement with the UPR, presenting 2nd and 3rd cycle reports. IT participated at ministerial level and presented recommendations during the reviews of 117, 145, and 91 other States at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cycles, respectively. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Morocco has completed or accepted over 72% of visit requests and responded to 86% of communications. Morocco is Party to all the core conventions. Notwithstanding, it is yet to submit three periodic reports (CAT, CCPR, CESCR), and the ones it has submitted, were generally presented late (CED, CEDAW, CERD).