Morocco - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification November 24, 2014
UNCAT Ratification June 21, 1993
SPT Member Abdellah Ounnir (2017-2020)
NPM Designated

Under consideration

Discussions related to OPCAT ratification and implementation have been ongoing for several years in Morocco. In May 2013, the upper Chamber of the National Assembly adopted the OPCAT ratification law, following a similar vote in the lower Chamber in February 2013. The internal process of ratification has been completed with the publication of the Royal decree  on the adoption of the law n°124-12 concerning the ratification of the OPCAT in the Official Gazette.

Morocco deposited the instrument of ratification of the OPCAT with the United Nations in New York in November 2014.

The SPT conducted its first visit to Morocco from 22-28 October 2017. The main objective of the visit was to advise the Government on the establishment of the NPM. The SPT also carried out visits to places of deprivation of liberty. The report of the visit is confidential.

The SPT member Radhia Nasraoui is the SPT Focal Point for Morocco.