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Between the United States and Russia: Why Morocco Is Railing against the United Nations

[Image of the United Nations Security Council. Image from Wikimedia Commons]

Adopted on 29 April 2016, the Security Council's Resolution 2285 on the Western Sahara is the closest thing to an ultimatum: the kingdom has four months to authorize the return of the civilian staff-members of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO. The decision to expel them, no doubt the consequence of an eruption of “royal anger,” has harmed Morocco's relations with broad sectors of the world community, including the country's ...

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France Decorates a Moroccan Facing Justice on Bastille Day: A Portrait of Abdellatif Hammouchi

[Abdellatif Hammouchi receives decoration from the Spanish government. Image from screenshot of Moroccan state channel, Al Oula.]

Despite objections from human rights organizations in Morocco and France, on 23 June 2015, the National French Assembly adopted a bill that requires judges to refer legal complaints regarding criminal acts committed in Morocco to Moroccan justice. This would also include cases in which French citizens were subjected to acts of torture. The Senate will ratify this decision on 15 July 2015. This ratification comes a little over a year after the French justice system began ...

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Bio

Omar Brouksy

 

Omar Brouksy is a journalist and academic, currently teaching at the Universty of Settat in Morocco. He is the author of Mohammed VI derrière les masques. Le fils de notre ami; published by Nouveau Monde éditions in September 2014.