King Mohammed VI received Thursday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, Amina Bouayach, and appointed her as President of the National Council for Human Rights, replacing Driss Yazami.
Following is the text of the Royal Court’s statement:
During this meeting, His Majesty the King affirmed the care he has always exerted to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens and to promote them in a culture and practice within the scope of respect for national and global references in this field and the requirements of the Constitution of the Kingdom, and environmental issues.
In this context, and after recalling the positive contribution of the Council to the promotion of human rights in our country, His Majesty gave his high directives to the President of the Council in order to continue efforts to enhance and value the gains made by Morocco in this field, which is appreciated by the relevant international and regional institutions and bodies, the responsibility placed on the Council, in view of the broad powers that it enjoys.
In this regard, His Majesty the King stressed the need for the Council, in its new structure and as an independent national institution, to carry out its functions under the law on its reorganization, in particular with regard to the national mechanism for the prevention of torture and the National Mechanism for the Protection of the Rights of Persons in Disabilities.
In this context, His Majesty the King called on the Council to continue coordination and strengthen cooperation with various national and international institutions, organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, in order to promote the culture and values of human rights and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens.