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Morocco: Landmark Proposals on Individual Freedoms

Expand A couple sitting by the ocean in Rabat, Morocco.  © FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images (Tunis) - The Moroccan parliament should adopt the groundbreaking proposals made by a government-appointed body to enshrine individual freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. In a memorandum published on October 28, 2019, the National Human Rights Council (also known by its French acronym, CNDH) recommended decriminalizing consensual sex between nonmarried adults and granting more religious freedoms. The CNDH memorandum aims to contribute to the projected overhaul of Morocco’s penal code, which parliament…

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