Human Rights in Labour Law & Their Application by the Moroccan Judiciary


RWI’s regional office in Amman recently held a high-level ceremony in Rabat, Morocco to launch the findings of a new study in the country on human rights in labour law and the application of these rights by the national judiciary.

“Boosting the confidence of judges in their ability to protect rights and freedoms, and encouraging them to come up with informed judicial decisions that apply international human rights standards is the ultimate goal of this study,” says Eman Siam, RWI’s Senior Programme Office in Amman.

The event was organized under the patronage of the Minister of Justice, in cooperation with the High Judicial Institute of Morocco, and with the presence of 100 members of officials, courts, academics, civil society, journalists, media as well as legal, research and training centres.

“The 370-page research study is one of the biggest publications produced at the national level within the framework of the RWI program in the MENA region, as it handles four core areas of labour law in their relation to  human rights; mainly women, children, refugees and migrants, and persons with disabilities,” says Siam.

The ceremony was followed by a dissemination session targeting judicial and legal practitioners working on labour law, with the purpose of encouraging the judicial sector to use the tools developed in the study and other RWI reference material, to apply international human rights standards in their daily work.

The session is a first of a series of several dissemination meetings that will be held in other different governorates in Morocco during the first quarter of 2018.