Morocco, Denmark to jointly fight against torture

Rabat: Morocco and Denmark have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the fight against torture.

The agreement was signed here on Friday between Morocco’s Justice Ministry and the Danish institute against torture, DIGNITY, within the framework of the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP).

The agreement marked the start of the official cooperation between the two sides in justice administration, rehabilitation and prevention of torture.

It also aimed to exchange knowledge and best practices through the drawing-up of a set of guidelines on the role of criminal justice in the fight against torture.

Speaking on the occasion, Morocco’s Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar said that the country had made the fight against torture an irreversible choice.

For her part, DIGNITY Director General Karin Verland said there had been many positive commitments from the Ministries of Justice in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

She said that DIGNITY will continue its cooperation with Morocco through the conclusion of this agreement with a view to establish a fruitful cooperation in the fight against torture.