The report is a follow-up to Resolution 2061 (2015) whereby
the Parliamentary Assembly resolved to continue reviewing the implementation
of the partnership for democracy with the Parliament of Morocco,
and to make a new assessment when appropriate.
The report makes an overall positive assessment of the results
achieved. Progress has been particularly tangible in the field of
the rule of law, whether it is the adoption of almost all of the
organic laws provided for in the 2011 Constitution or the ambitious
reform on the independence of the judiciary. There has been progress in
the field of democracy for which the report pleads for an increased
strengthening of the powers of the Moroccan Parliament, but progress
has been more uneven in the field of human rights: while the Moroccan migration
policy is exemplary in its consideration of human rights, and while
human rights bodies are now clearly rooted in the institutional
landscape, more efforts are needed on the part of the Moroccan Parliament
to achieve the abolition of the death penalty, to prevent human
rights violations, in particular freedom of the press and freedom
of association, and ensure equal opportunities for women and men.
The way in which the Rif events are dealt with will be a test for
certain reforms in favour of human rights.
The report proposes that the Assembly continue to review the
implementation of political reforms in Morocco and make a new assessment
of the partnership when appropriate.