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Spring 2013

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Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights


Currently in Morocco the country awaits the legitimate implementation of the 2011 assurances of rights and freedoms, an undertaking that would require a great amount of resources, state capacity, and political will. As Morocco changes and policies evolve the nation is balancing tradition with modernity. In terms of the judiciary, reform programs have been heavily funded by the west with the aim of modernizing and amending the entire legal system in Morocco. This means that influence and leadership in reforms has come in part from sources outside of Morocco. Looking at reforms over the last ten years and especially with the 2011 constitution it is clear that set out changes have not been fully realized and I hope to examine the challenges of designing, implementing, and seeing outcomes of judicial reform in Morocco through interviews with those close to the work being done.


Civil Law | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


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