Morocco: Proposed amendments for the family code ready for submission to King’s appreciation

The proposals for the revision of the Moroccan Family Code are ready and will be submitted to the high appreciation of King Mohammed VI.

The proposals were presented to the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, by the members of the body in charge of the family code revision at a meeting in Rabat on Saturday.

In a statement to the media at the end of the meeting, Akhannouch said he had received the members of the body in charge of revising the Family Code that have completed its mission within the deadlines set out in the letter the Sovereign sent to the Head of Government. The body’s rotating coordinator had presented him with a report on proposed amendments to the Family Code, for submission to the King.

The body has adopted a broadly participatory approach, through holding hearing sessions with various players from civil society organizations working in the fields of women, children, and human rights, as well as political parties, trade unions, judges, activists, researchers, academics and ministerial institutions and departments, he stressed.

The body also received memorandums by e-mail, before examining the proposals arising from the broad participatory consultations, said Akhannouch, who reiterated his sincere thanks and gratitude to King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, who has kindly adopted this broad participatory approach to find ways of enabling the Moroccan family to play its full role as a pillar of society.

The Head of Government said he was honored to submit to the Sovereign’s high appreciation the proposals made by the body in charge of revising the Family Code.

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