Code of public freedoms shall be reformed, King Mohammed asserts
Morocco, Politics, 11/7/2000
Morocco's King Mohammed VI asserted on Monday in the speech he delivered on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Green March that the code of public freedoms shall be reformed and updated to enlarge the scope of freedoms and make further strides towards the consolidation of the rule of the law.
"In a bid to consecrate harmony between the march of unification and democracy and in a bid to materialize the initiatives that we have announced in the Speech of the Throne Day and that are related to enlarging the scope of freedoms and making big strides towards the consolidation of the rule of the law, the government worked out draft bills reforming and updating the code of public freedom on the creation of associations, public rallies and the press," the sovereign said in the televised speech.
King Mohammed VI explained that "this reform mainly seeks to consolidate the freedom of rallies and meetings and the freedom of speech, to ease administrative procedures and to reduce or drop imprisonment sentences for fines."
The reform equally seeks to institute new accurate regulations, guaranteeing transparency, honesty and legality in diversifying the internal and external financial resources of associations, consolidating the role of the judicial power in checking the legality of administrative decisions, the sovereign said. He stressed the need to see to it that the new regulations be conform to the kingdom's religious tradition and civilization and to international legislation in matters
of human rights defense to ban racism, hatred, violence, and religious or ethnic discrimination or attempts to others' freedom.
"We shall see to it that the laws on public freedoms be reformed, in line with our constitutional responsibility to guarantee the rights and freedom of citizens, groups and organizations, and our concern to preserve the balance between freedom and public order, between collective freedom and individual freedom," the King said.
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