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The authorities responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a new health emergency decree-law, which restricted freedoms of movement, expression and assembly, and used it to prosecute people for criticizing the government’s handling of the crisis or for breaking the emergency measures. Sahrawi human...
Middle East and North Africa Migrants

Morocco/Western Sahara: Oral Statement to the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

This statement focuses on concerns raised in Amnesty International’s submission to the Committee about Morocco’s failure to comply with its obligations under the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families during the deadly incident...
Middle East and North Africa Disappearances

Morocco: Submission to the UN Committee on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families: 36th Session, 27 February – 6 April 2023

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the treatment of migrants and refugees in the Ceuta-Melilla border region by both Spanish and Moroccan police and border officials and the ongoing risk they face of serious violations of their human rights in that location.
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Morocco: “They beat him in the head, to check if he was dead”: Evidence of crimes under international law by Morocco and Spain at the Melilla border

On 24 June 2022, the deadliest incident ever recorded at the Melilla border between Morocco and Spain left at least 37 Black people dead and 77 more missing. The victims, refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa seeking safety, were met with prolonged and unlawful use of force by Moroccan and...