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Fall 2016

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Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights


Human rights have been taught in Morocco for twenty years. Since the process of Moroccan transitional justice, the aim of this human rights education has been to promote a national human rights culture. This research is a cross-comparison between how human rights education; for the purpose of creating a human rights aware society, is presented and enacted by the the Moroccan government and how it is presented and enacted by non-governmental bodies in a post transitional justice moment of history. The study was conducted through a qualitative data method. It includes interviews with the Inter-Ministerial Delegation of Human Rights and Amnesty International. There is also analysis of United Nations reports on the status of human rights education in Morocco. The paper evaluates the trainings, curriculums and facilitation of human rights education within the Moroccan school system. The study concludes by asserting that though the Moroccan government has taken steps to create a national human rights culture, this is an impossibility for both governmental and nongovernmental organizations until there is transparency and accountability in regard to the human rights abuses of the past.


African Studies | Education | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Politics and Social Change | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Policy


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