The Performance Of Human Rights In Morocco

Author: Susan Slyomovics
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081221904X
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Since independence in 1956, large numbers of Moroccans have been forcibly disappeared, tortured, and imprisoned. Morocco's uncovering and acknowledging of these past human rights abuses are complicated and revealing processes. A community of human rights activists, many of them survivors of human rights violations, are attempting to reconstruct the past and explain what truly happened. What are the difficulties in presenting any event whose central content is individual pain when any corroborating police or governmental documentation is denied or absent? Susan Slyomovics argues that funerals, eulogies, mock trials, vigils and sit-ins, public testimony and witnessing, storytelling and poetry recitals are performances of human rights and strategies for opening public space in Morocco. The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco is a unique distillation of politics, anthropology, and performance studies, offering both a clear picture of the present state of human rights and a vision of a possible future for public protest and dissidence in Morocco.

Morocco

Author: Eric Goldstein
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
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Morocco has made impressive strides in human rights over the last fifteen years., but has been no exception to the global backsliding in the protection of civil liberties and basic freedoms in the name of counter-terrorism.

Transitional Justice And Human Rights In Morocco

Author: Fadoua Loudiy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929578
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This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed because of their political opinions. Through an analysis of testimonies, public documents and personal interviews, Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco seeks to shed light on Moroccan citizens’ struggle for recognition and reparation in the aftermath of a long history of grave human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary arrest and torture to state sponsored disappearances and murders. While Morocco’s experience is often presented within a historical global context, this book offers a comparative analysis, discussing other national examples to situate the Moroccan experience within the relatively recent history of political transitions. Seeking to advance a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the voice of the victims and offers hope for the renewal of a community’s ethos through public discourse and ethico-political practices, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars with an interest in Human Rights and Middle East Politics.

The Power Of Human Rights

Author: Stephen C. Ropp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658829
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This book celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showing how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven different countries around the world. Had the principles articulated in the Declaration had any effect on the behavior of states towards their citizens? What are the conditions under which international human rights norms are internalized in domestic practices? And what can we learn from this case about why, how, and under what conditions international norms in general influence the actions of states? This book draws on the work of social constructivists to examine these important issues. The contributors examine eleven countries representing five different world regions - Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe - drawing practical lessons for activists and policy makers concerned with preserving and extending the human rights gains made during the past fifty years.

Between Feminism And Islam

Author: Zakia Salime
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452932697
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How feminists and Islamists have constituted each other’s agendas in Morocco

Human Rights In Western Sahara And In The Tindouf Refugee Camps

Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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"This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), the Sahrawi independence organization, near Tindouf, Algeria. For Western Sahara, the focus of Human Rights Watch's investigation is the right of persons to speak, assemble, and associate on behalf of self-determination for the Sahrawi people and on behalf of their human rights. We found that Moroccan authorities repress this right through laws penalizing affronts to Morocco's 'territorial integrity,' through arbitrary arrests, unfair trials, restrictions on associations and assemblies, and through police violence and harassment that goes unpunished. For the refugee camps in Tindouf, the focus is freedom of expression and of movement. We found that at the present time, the Polisario effectively marginalizes those who directly challenge its leadership or general political orientation, but it does not imprison them. It allows residents to criticize its day-to-day administration of camp affairs. In practice, camp residents are able to leave the camps, via Mauritania, if they wish to do so. However, fear and social pressure keeps those who plan to resettle in Western Sahara from disclosing their plans before leaving"--P. 2 (2nd group).

Morocco

Author: Eric Goldstein
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
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Morocco has made impressive strides in human rights over the last fifteen years., but has been no exception to the global backsliding in the protection of civil liberties and basic freedoms in the name of counter-terrorism.

Protectors Or Pretenders

Author: Binaifer Nowrojee
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 9781564322555
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Morocco S Truth Commission

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Publisher: Human Rights Watch
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Human Rights Watch recommendations. To Moroccan authorities - To the Equity and Reconcilation Commission. -- Background: The state of human rights in Morocco. Morocco's acknowledgement of past abuses - The file of the "disappeared"--The aftermath of the Casablanca bombings - Other continuing human rights concerns - Positive steps. -- Mandate of the ERC. Powers of the ERC - Composition of the ERC. -- Constraints on the ERC. Impunity - Arbitrary limits - Inability to compel cooperation. -- The ERC in action. Caseload - Closed and public hearings - Publicity and issues of transparency - Presentation of ERC findings. -- Equality of approach to victims: the Sahrawis. -- The ERC and current human rights issues. -- Conclusion. -- Acknowledgements.