Results for Tag: Morocco
When one reflects on the current freedom of expression in Morocco, a number of interrelated factors emerge, political climate, legal provisions and economic factors being the most salient. While substantial progress has been made toward achieving press autonomy, the government continues to foster a climate of dependence and intimidation…
In late 2014, Nordic oil rig companies and the US-based Kosmos Energy began drilling in the Cap Boujdour block offshore Western Sahara. The former Spanish territory is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Polisario, the Algeria-backed indigenous movement seeking its independence. Around three quarters of the territory has been under Moroccan […]
The 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa region, took Morocco by surprise and greatly affected the status of human rights, which went from rapidly accelerating democratization to a gradual return to the earlier status quo. Gender equality and parity are not yet implemented, and child labour, particularly in the informal sector, and human trafficking, corruption, and impunity still prevail, despite some headway having been made.