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MOROCCO: Strengthening the capacities of the National Human Rights Council (Twinning)

Objectives of the project

Within this project, the capacities of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH / Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme) in the Kingdom of Morocco are strengthened to support the respect for human rights and the strengthening and stabilization of democracy in Morocco. The competencies of the staff of the CNDH are strengthened on an organizational and thematic level to ensure that the CNDH is properly prepared to exercise its function and responsibilities in the promotion of human rights, for example in the areas of conflict prevention techniques and peaceful settlement of disputes, electoral observation, investigation of possible violations of human rights, the establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism for preventing torture, methodology for the preparation of reports and advice to the United Nations, and rights of migrants and asylum seekers.

The kick-off meeting of the project took place in Rabat on 12 October 2015.

Expected outcomes:

  • Strengthening the technical capacities of the members and the administrative staff of the CNDH and its regional commissions to exercise their statutory missions
  • Establishing and strengthening the new organization of the CNDH and establishing a quality management process
  • Increasing the visibility of competences and activities of the CNDH and its constituent bodies at a national and international level
Country: 
Morocco
Contact persons: 

Christian Wawrinec, christian.wawrinec@univie.ac.at

Lead Organisation: 
Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme (CNCDH) (FR), Expertise France
Partner organisations: 
Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) (NL), Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; Beneficiary institution (MA): Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme (CNDH)
Project start: 
07/2015
Project end: 
11/2017
Funded by: 
European Commission, Directorate-General European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)