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OHCHR: Morocco in top 5 of the 2019 ranking

Morocco is among the five countries at the top of the ranking of the United Nations Human Rights Committee concerning the implementation of certain priority recommendations for the year 2019.

Morocco, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Denmark and Sweden “received the highest score during the Committee’s follow-up review of their action regarding the priority recommendations”, said a press release published on the Haut website of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights.

All five countries have been awarded an “A” grade which recognizes “important steps” taken to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Morocco received “A” “for the adoption of the law on the national mechanism for the prevention of torture, designating the National Council for Human Rights,” said the same source.

Adopted unanimously by the two chambers of parliament on February 6 and 13, 2018, this law entered into force on March 1 of the same year.

The Human Rights Committee is a monitoring body of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, responsible for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its optional protocols.

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