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UN Racism Rapporteur rejects marginalization of the Amazigh and hails immigration policy

“The Amazigh and migrants living in Morocco suffer from some manifestations of exclusion and racism, where there is a significant marginalization of the areas where the Amazigh-speaking citizens are based, because of the absence of a strong infrastructure and others,” said Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur of the UN Secretary-General on Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia. Is necessary for healthy living, “noting at the same time that it has received many complaints of immigrants related to discriminatory transactions.

“Despite the adoption of the 2011 constitution, the Tamazight language is still limited because of the absence of regulatory laws,” said Tendayi Achiume, who spoke Friday morning in Rabat after the end of her 10-day trip to Morocco. In Amazigh translation at the level of the judiciary, which “necessitates remedying the matter by providing Amazigh litigation, to ensure the conditions of a fair trial.”

“Amazigh citizens complain about the expropriation of land in rural areas, although the Moroccan constitution,” she said, “is a serious shortage of Amazigh use in education, which needs to be remedied, particularly in relation to teachers.” Has already stated that the Moroccan state is multi-tributary, “demanding” to treat citizens equally, especially with regard to Amazigh culture and language. “

The Special Rapporteur of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia stated that she had “not been subjected to any governmental pressure not to visit the Moroccan countryside and that she had merely traveled to the cities of Rabat, Tangier, Agadir and Tetouan, by virtue of logistical matters, And the status of its population, as it joins the final report to be delivered to the United Nations in July next year.

In a separate context, the UN official said that “the national policy on immigration issues deserves international recognition; Morocco has made a lot of progress in comparison to the rest of the neighboring countries,” considering it a pioneer in investment in migration issues, particularly at the level of South-South cooperation and coordination. Enabled the settlement of many immigrants in 2014.

“Migrants complain of hatred, despite Morocco’s strong arsenal,” she said, adding that “those in northern Morocco are suffering from restrictions on freedom of movement and have lodged numerous complaints of harassment and forced deportation,” calling for “lifting the status quo And the guarantee of human rights”.

The spokeswoman called on Moroccans to promote values ​​of tolerance within society and respect for the rights of minorities, noting that they visited some police stations in the northern regions, and that there were no cases of violations among the migrants inside. “The report today is not detailed. For all cases will be presented in next July.”

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