Since 2011, Morocco has been undergoing a series of political, constitutional and institutional reforms, including the issue of rights. These reforms were a response to the February 20 movement that emerged against the background of the Arab Spring. Prompted by this movement and its nationwide protests, the King of Morocco delivered a speech in March 2011 on reform and modernization, resulting in the rapid drafting and adoption of a new Moroccan constitution in June 2011. After a referendum on the constitutional reforms in July 2011, parliamentary elections were held in which a coalition government led by the Justice and Development Party (JDP) came to power. This paper analyzes the context of the 2011 constitution and assesses the trajectory of the constitutional reforms up to 2015.
Reforms in Morocco: monitoring the orbit and reading the trajectory
An earlier version of this paper was presented at the conference ‘The Future of Change in the Arab World’, organized by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies (CAUS) in collaboration with the Swedish Institute at Alexandria and held in Beirut, Lebanon, 9–12 November 2015.
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Mohamad al-Akhssassi; Reforms in Morocco: monitoring the orbit and reading the trajectory. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 October 2017; 10 (4): 482–509. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1343838
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