Civil society representatives, activists, journalists and magistrates gathered in Marrakech to review reports on the Moroccan legal framework related to freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly – and produce concrete recommendations for legal reform and improved implementation of laws that are compliant with international standards.

On January 27 and 28, 15 experts from civil society organizations, media or judicial institutions met in Marrakech to review draft white papers on Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly. In depth discussions on the content of the reports were held resulting in concrete recommendations to advance fundamental freedoms in Morocco. A final report including the recommendations is now being produced.

All of the participants agreed to endorse the final reports and to work together to advocate for improved Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly in Morocco.

The white papers and advocacy efforts are supported by IREX Europe through its “Fostering the effective implementation of a legal framework conducive to Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly in Morocco (FEEAM)” in collaboration with Adala, UNESCO office for Maghreb countries and ARTICLE 19 MENA.