Morocco’s judges call for legal reform
Rabat – More than half of Morocco’s judges have signed a petition calling for judicial reform by making prosecutors independent of the executive branch.
The 1 800 members of Morocco’s judges’ club, a banned but tolerated association, signed a petition calling for the implementation of royal promises for judicial reform.
The club was formed in August and banned during a period of pro-democracy demonstrations across the country, which had demands including greater independence of the judiciary.
A new constitution promoted by the king includes elements of reform, but the judges claim they have yet to be implemented.
Salaries and positions for Morocco’s 3 000 judges are controlled by the executive branch through the Ministry of Justice.