Morocco, Libya pool efforts to promote & protect human rights

The Moroccan National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights of Libya have signed a cooperation agreement, laying the foundations for joint action and consultation mechanisms, to promote and protect human rights in both countries.

Under the agreement, signed Friday in Rabat, the two institutions undertake to exchange experiences, collaborate on issues of common interest and work together to initiate joint activities in areas of their respective competencies.

They also agree to carry out certain joint actions in the framework of partnerships with the UN and African Union human rights mechanisms, as well as with any other similar forum at the Arab, continental and international levels.

President of the Libyan council Attiyallah Hijazi, who initialed the agreement with CNDH President Amina Bouayach, stressed that his institution seeks to benefit from the Moroccan experience in matters of human rights protection, underlining the CNDH’s prominent place at the level of Arab countries and even at the international level.

“We are happy because our Moroccan brothers are willing to share their experiences. We came here to see the total willingness of the Kingdom of Morocco to contribute to the stabilization of the human rights situation in Libya, which is working to develop this aspect,” he said.

The Libyan Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights is working to revitalize the issue of human rights in the country, with the support of the House of Representatives, the Council of Ministers and successive governments, he said, considering that the achievement of this goal “requires to draw on international expertise and this is what we found with our brethren in the Kingdom of Morocco”.


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