Integration of Human Rights into Public Policies

Integrating human rights approach in public policies is one of the prior objectives defined by DIDH in its strategic action plan (2012-2016). The Department launched a cooperation program with the UNDP support on two levels:

  1. Supporting human rights approach in public policies.
  2. The enhancement of Morocco’s commitment to the United Nations’ human rights mechanisms.

The 3 years program has three major objectives:

  1. To ensure the follow up of recommendations issued by the Universal Periodic review and the treaty bodies ;
  2. To set up and reinforce a national ‘follow up and assessment’systemof human rights approach in public policies;
  3. To build capacites for the benefits of stakeholders in three regions (the oriental region, Tensift El Haouz and Ouerzazat, Souss- Massa Draa).

The project, with an estimated budget of 595.100 US Dollars, included several actions :

II. Progress Status: (July 2016)

  • Completed actions

    Rabat, December 2nd, 3rd 2013

    Seminar on UPR mid-term reports : internationalexperiences

    Marrakech, April 1st , 2014 Agadir, April 3rd, 2014 Oujda, April 15th, 2014

    The drafting of the UPR national mid-term report ( 2nd cycle) :Regionalinformation and consultation meetings

    Rabat, June 17th, 18th, and 19th 2014

    Training workshop on human rights indicators,with the OHCHR support

    Rabat, June 16th, 2014

    The drafting of the UPR national mid-term report ( 2nd cycle) : National synthesis and restitution workshop

    October 31st, and November 1st, 2014

    “Human Rights Indicators :a monitoring and evaluatingpublic policytool for the use of parliamentary action ".

    2 days’ workshop for the benefit of two committees of of the First Chamber

    Oujda, March 27th, 2015 Marrakech, May 12th, 2015 Agadir, May 14th, 2015

    Migration, asylum, women rights’ and Cultural Rights in Morocco:Towards the establishment of monitoring mechanismsfor the follow up of recommendationson the local and regional level.

    October/November, 2015

    UPR technical tools

    December 8th,9 and 10, 2015

    UPR technical tools : workshop for the benefit of the DIDH

    November, 2015

    An information system on monitoring the follow up ofUN human rights’ recommendations

    Ready for delivery by the end of December 2015

    Elaboration of the DIDH communication strategy andplan

    November, 2015

    Publishing 2000 copies of a book on Morocco’s international commitment to human rights : the conventions

    November, 2015

    Human rights Conventional practices : Morocco’s reports (2000 flash discs)

    May 21st, 2016

    Darfting the UPR’s third cycle report: workshop with committees and employees of the house of councilors.

    In progress

    CEDAW and its optional protocol : Monitoring and follow up indicators

  • Actions scheduled for August to December 2016

    In progress

    Information system for Monitoring and follow up of UNs’ recommendations

    September 2016

    Workshop on enhancing Medias’ commitment to human rights

    September/October, 2016

    Regional meetings for the darfting of the 3rd UPR cycle

    September/October, 2016

    Final evaluation of the project

    November /December, 2016

    End of the program