Kingdom of Morocco Remarkably Elected to UN Human Rights Committee

Elected by 127 votes out of 171, among 14 other competitors vying for the 9

Elected by 127 votes out of 171, among 14 other competitors vying for the 9 seats to be filled on the said Committee, the Moroccan expert will sit for a four-year term in this UN body in charge of monitoring the implementation of commitments incumbent on states parties under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified to date by 173 countries, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.

The success of this candidacy illustrates the confidence that the far-sighted policy by HM King Mohammed VI enjoys, in terms of democratic reforms, the rule of law, and the protection of human rights as universally recognized, underlined the press release.

This new success reaffirms the trust and credibility enjoyed by national human rights mechanisms and the Moroccan expertise, well known within the UN human rights system, the same source said, adding that it is in line with Morocco’s success during this week with the election of Mohammed Amarti to the Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday, September 14th.

Former Secretary General of the advisory Council for Human Rights (now the National Council for Human Rights) and First Inter-ministerial Delegate for Human Rights in Morocco, El Haiba is a professor of higher education in public law, human rights and international humanitarian rights in several universities of the Kingdom.

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