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Archive for December, 2014

AMLEN’s Participation at the: Caught between Family Laws Conference: Gender, Law and Religion – Experiences from Denmark and Morocco

December 17, 2014 By: Sarah Category: The situation

On the occasion of the 10 years of the reformed Moroccan family code, KVINFO, the Danish Centre for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity, in cooperation with ARPA International and Copenhagen University organized an international conference, under the theme: Caught between Family Laws: Gender, Law and Religion – Experiences from Denmark and Morocco, on December 4-5th, 2014 in Copenhagen.

The two day Conference, the first of its kind in Denmark, provided an unprecedented opportunity to take stock of the impact of the implementation of the Family Code reforms outside Morocco; and provide an assessment of the legal barriers restricting women of the Diaspora’s ability to exercise their rights under the family law, 10 years after its passage. AMLEN’s Leila Hanafi chaired the opening day of the Conference.

For this occasion, a Stocktaking Note Access to Justice for Moroccan Women Residing Abroad through the Lens of Family Law was published following the program by Leila Hanafi, President and Chief Counsel of ARPA International, accessible at: http://kvinfo.dk/sites/default/files/stocktaking_note_2014.pdf

Morocco World News Article: http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/12/147209/moroccan-women-residing-abroad-prospects-of-legal-protection-under-the-moudawana/

Maghreb Arab Press/Agence Marocaine de Presse: http://www.mapexpress.ma/actualite/opinions-et-debats/marocaines-du-monde-regards-croises-copenhague-lacces-justice/

AMLEN’s Participation at the: Caught between Family Laws Conference: Gender, Law and Religion – Experiences from Denmark and Moroccopanels

Photo credit to Jens Juul

AMLEN CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF Abdellah Baha

December 10, 2014 By: Sarah Category: The situation

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we learned as many Moroccans around the world of the passing of the esteemed and compassionate Statesman Mr. Abdellah Baha, in a tragic accident in Bouznika on Sunday December 7th, 2014.

This is a great loss to the entire nation, the PJD and the Moroccan political scene where he was highly revered . He was mostly known as someone who always sought the middle ground, the greater good for the people of Morocco through the power of collaboration, sane reasoning and a wise adherence to the principles of our faith.

The legacy of Mr. Baha will live on, and he will always be remembered as an outstanding
Political man by all.

Our heartfelt condolences to his surviving family all patience in these difficult times.