From the Editors
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On 13 August 2014, a US federal court declined to enforce a 123 million dollar judgment issued by a Moroccan court in 2009 against Texas native John Paul DeJoria. In Dejoria v. Maghreb Petroleum Exploration S.A. (W.D. Tex. 13 August 2014), the court laid out various reasons for refusing to recognize the verdict, focusing on the absence of an independent judiciary and the unlimited influence of the Moroccan royal family, especially King Mohammad VI, on the country’s ...Keep Reading »
[This article is the second in a series that addresses the present sociopolitical landscape of migration in Morocco. Read the first part in the series by Sébastien Bachelet: "Cynical and Macabre 'Politics of Migration' at Morocco’s Borders."] After many years of struggling to improve the lives of the sub-Saharan migrant community residing in Morocco, the work of human rights activists finally seemed to pay off in 2013. Moroccan and international human rights ...Keep Reading »
Anna Jacobs is co-editor of Muftah’s Egypt & North Africa pages and a graduate student in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Her primary interests include media, human rights, civil society development, and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on the politics of the Maghreb. Anna graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with degrees in political science and French literature and has conducted fieldwork over several years on the politics of migration in Algeria and Morocco. She was a Fulbright researcher in Morocco from 2011-2012 where she studied Arabic and examined civil society and the politics of institutional reform. Anna also co-founded a refugee legal aid initiative with the Moroccan NGO Droit et Justice. She splits her time between Oxford and Rabat and enjoys travelling all over the Middle East.