Moroccan Women Managed to Strengthen their Presence in Judicial Sector after Morocco’s Independence (Official)

Moroccan women have managed to stand out and strengthen their presence in the judicial sector after the independence of the Kingdom, said Thursday in Marrakech, the first president of the Court of Cassation and president delegate of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), Mohamed Abdennabaoui.

“The Moroccan woman has been able to impose and strengthen its presence in the judicial sector after the independence of the Kingdom, making Morocco, during this period, a pioneer country and a model in the Arab world in terms of gender equality, “said Abdennabaoui at the 16th Congress of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), held under the theme “Women judges: achievements and challenges”.

“The holding of this congress under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary and guarantor of the independence of justice in Morocco, confirms the unfailing support of the Kingdom to women’s issues and its permanent commitment to the achievement of gender equality in the justice sector, like all other areas of public life, and its concern to promote their rights,” he stressed.

In this context, he recalled that the emergence of the first female judges in the national judicial sector dates back to the 90s of the last century, with the appointment of women judges in positions of responsibility in the courts, indicating that women have continued to integrate the various decision-making positions in the different judicial areas.

“Currently, 20 magistrates hold management positions in Courts of Appeal, Courts of First Instance and in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in addition to a woman judge who is president of a Chamber within the Court of Cassation, and 5 other women magistrates who are presidents of departments within the same jurisdiction,” he said.

Similarly, Moroccan women judges have been elected as members of the Constitutional Court, governance councils and major constitutional institutions and in international courts and committees in the fields of justice and human rights.

MAP: 11 mai 2023