King Mohammed VI appoints new members of the NHRC

King Mohammed VI appoints new members of the NHRC

The new members of the National Human Rights Council ( NHRC ) are now known. Mounir Bensalah, a member of the USFP, replaces Mohamed Sebbar as Secretary General.

A statement from the National Human Rights Council ( NHRC ) indicates that King Mohammed VI has appointed:

Mounir Bensalah, Secretary General of the National Council for Human Rights,

Soulma Taoud, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Tangiers-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region,

Mohamed Amarti, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Oriental region,

Abderrahmane Lamrani, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Fez-Meknès region,

Houria Tazi Sadeq, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region,

Taoufik Zainabi, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region,

Saadia Waddah, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Casablanca-Settat region,

Mohamed Mustapha Laarissa, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Marrakech-Safi region,

Fatima Aarach, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Deraâ-Taflalet region,

Mohammed Charef, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Souss-Massa region,

Brahim Laghzal, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Guelmim-Oued Noun region,

Taoufik Berdiji, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra,

Maimouna Essayed, President of the Regional Commission of the Council in the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region.

The King has kindly appointed as members of the Council:

Mustapha Raïssouni,

Malika Benradi,

Nezha Guessous,

Amina El Messaoudi,

Elie El Baz.

And on the proposal of the Deputy Chairman of the High Council of the Judiciary, the King appointed:

Aicha Naciri,

Abdelkerim Elaazani.

And on the proposal of the President of the Higher Council of Ulemas, the King has kindly appointed as members:

Zahira Fountir,

Driss Ben Ahmed Khalifa.

Thus, the composition of the National Council for Human Rights, as stipulated in the aforementioned article 36, will also include:

The members appointed by the Head of Government:

El Mahjoub El Haiba,

Zhour El Horr,

Mohamed El Bakir,

Ali Karimi,

Fatima Chaabi, Mr. Mehtat Rakkas,

Mohamed Benajiba,

Omar Oudra.

Members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Omar Benitto,

Abdelmoutaleb Amiyare,

Abdelhafid Adminou,

Driss Sentissi.

The members appointed by the President of the Chamber of Councillors:

Mustapha Mrizak,

Ajmiaa Heddad,

Aziza Bekkali Kacimi,

Omar Adkhil.

The member of the Council appointed by the Ombudsman:

Mohamed Haidare.

The member of the Council appointed by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad: Ali Benmakhlouf.

The communiqué states that “the new composition of the Council reflects intellectual and social plurality, as well as cultural, linguistic and territorial diversity, in order to capitalize on the achievements and guarantee a quantitative evolution aimed at supporting irreversible choices guaranteeing the universality and indivisibility of human rights.

The principle of pluralism, which has prevailed in the selection and appointment of members by HM the King, constitutional institutions and elected bodies, as well as open candidatures, reflects the added value of good practices relating to representativeness within national institutions as provided for by the Paris Principles adopted by a UN General Assembly resolution in 1993.

The members of the National Human Rights Council ( NHRC ) will examine the implementation of its broad prerogatives according to a three-dimensional approach based on the protection of human rights, their promotion and prevention against all violations through the creation of the national mechanism for the prevention of torture and the recourse for child victims of violations of their rights, the mechanism for the protection of persons with disabilities, the strengthening of mediation mechanisms and the evaluation of public policies. All these measures will open up new perspectives for the mandate of the CNDH within the framework of the Moroccan State’s constant choices.

On 23 July, the National Human Rights Council ( NHRC ) will hold a reception at its headquarters in Rabat in honour of the new members.

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