ASF in Morocco

Location: Rabat 1st ASF project in Morocco: 2013 Team: 2 national collaborators Contact: mar-cp@asf.be

Context

ASF’s mission is to contribute to a plural, democratic, egalitarian Morocco, respectful of human rights and based on the principles of social justice and sustainable development. In order to achieve this goal, ASF is reinforcing vulnerable citizens’ power to act by enabling them to claim and assert their rights, relying on the interdisciplinarity of actors to provide comprehensive support.

ASF’s strategy in Morocco

The reform of the Moroccan justice system is facing considerable institutional, legal, structural, judicial and human challenges. With its new Constitution, the country has committed to standardizing dispositions of national legislation with international human rights conventions. However, the latest reform projects have been considered regressive by civil society.

Projects

Improving access to justice and human rights protection for the most vulnerable groups

Geographic aera: Mohammedia and Fès
Budget: EUR 812.880
Funding: Coopération belge au développement
Duration: 5 years (2017-2021)

Publications

July 19, 2022

Annual report 2021

June 30, 2021

Annual report 2020

June 29, 2020

Annual report 2019

November 7, 2019

Quelle justice pour les femmes au Maroc ? Analyse des parcours de justice

News

October 7, 2021

Legal clinics to support access to justice during pandemic

Throughout the world, the pandemic has pushed people further away from access to justice. In Morocco, ASF has been relying for several years on legal clinics, set up in universities, to promote access to justice, particularly for people in vulnerable situations. Under the supervision of teachers and legal professionals, students provide legal services to the population.

October 11, 2017

"Justice for All" legal clinic: a first in Morocco

For the past few weeks, students of Law Faculty of Mohammedia have been informing vulnerable people about their rights and providing them with legal advice. Women who have been victims of violence, children in conflict with the law, migrants, and refugees are welcomed at the “Justice for All” legal clinic, a social and educational initiative developed by the Moroccan association "for the right to a fair trial" ADALA and ASF.

January 15, 2016

Mansouri trial: adultery case or judicial harassment?

Rabat/Brussels - Hicham Mansouri, the Moroccan human rights activist, will be released on 17 January, having previously been sentenced to a 10-month prison term and a fine of 20,000 dirhams for the offence of complicity in adultery. ASF is concerned about the judicial harassment of those who support freedom of speech. With the release of its observation report on the trial, the NGO wishes to emphasise again the absolute importance of respecting the right to a defence and the requirements for a fair trial.