The National Police

The National Police (DGSN) manages internal law enforcement and reports to the Ministry of Interior. It includes the National Brigade, the main federal investigative body and border and immigration services.

Oversight Mechanisms

In terms of oversight the National Human Rights Council of Morocco established in 1990 as Advisory Council on Human Rights is mandated to protect and promote human rights in Morocco and also to promote the principles and values of democracy. Parliament, the judiciary and cvil society organizations also play a role in providing oversight.

  1. http://www.hrcmalawi.org/midtermreport.pdf. < Accessed on 1 April 2016>. See also African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (2008) An audit of Police Oversight In Africa: Malawi, p 42-44
  2. Policing and Human Rights (2012) Assessing Southern African Countries compliance with the SARPCCO Code of Conduct for Police Officials, p 60.
  3. Malawi Human Rights Commission, Mid Term Progress report on the Implementation of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Recommendations, p 8-9. Available at http://www.hrcmalawi.org/midtermreport.pdf. < Accessed on 1 April 2016>. See also African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (2008) An audit of Police Oversight In Africa: Malawi, p 42-44.
  4. African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (2008) An Audit of Police Oversight in Africa: Morocco, p 49.
Country Category Date Title URL
Morocco News Story 2016 Belgian national ‘directly linked’ to Paris attacks arrested in Morocco Source
Morocco News Story 2016 Morocco: Protests Violently Dispersed Investigate Incidents, Avoid Excessive Force by Police Source
Morocco General 2015/2016 Amnesty International Morocco/Western Sahara Country Report Source
Morocco News Story  2015 Morocco: Endemic torture used to incriminate suspects, gag dissent Source