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Morocco: Eighth session of the UN Human Rights Council, 2-20 June 2008: Review of Morocco under the Universal Periodic Review: Amnesty International’s reflections on the outcome

, Index number: MDE 29/010/2008

Amnesty International regrets that significant human rights issues were not raised during the review. One key human rights concern is the apparent lack of accountability of the security forces for their alleged abuses, including torture and excessive use of force. The lack of investigations into abuses by the security forces contribute to persons being tried in unfair trials. In this regard, the recommendations of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission for reforms of the state security organs, of the justice system and of legislation to strengthen human rights protection must be urgently implemented.

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