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Morocco obtains Observer Status on Consultative Council of European Prosecutors

The Committee of Ministers, the highest decision-making body of the Council of Europe, unanimously accepted Morocco’s request to obtain observer status on the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE).

According to a statement from the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, this unprecedented decision, which acknowledges the efforts it has made, is likely to enable it, by obtaining a legal status within the CCPE, to benefit from expertise, mechanisms and advisory opinions of the latter.

Although its independence from the executive branch has only recently been established, the public prosecutor’s office has affirmed its place at the national level and has shone the Moroccan experience in the field internationally, the statement said.

The mission of the CCPE is to seek mechanisms to develop the functioning of the Public Prosecution Service and to issue advisory opinions to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Member countries also have the possibility to ask this body for opinions concerning the Public Ministry.

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