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Morocco - Human Rights Council - Women's Rights - June 2014

Date: June 2, 2014
Country: Morocco
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: International Advocacy, Women's Rights
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Written statement for consideration of UPR outcome - only NGOs with consultative status
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This report assesses Morocco's implementation to date of recommendations on women's rights that it accepted at the UN Human Rights Council's first Universal Periodic Review in 2010. The three categories of recommendations that Morocco accepted were violence against women; abrogation of provisions that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims and adoption of measures to ensure their punishment; and modification of existing legislation to ensure gender equality. Collaborator: Mobilising for Rights Associates.