Research Guides List | Databases List

INTRODUCTION

The focus of this guide is to highlight basic law and non-law resources relating to background information, juvenile and family law, and criminal law and justice, in Morocco.

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GENERAL BACKGROUND and TRAVEL INFORMATION
MOROCCO LEGAL SYSTEM
Research Guides:
Legal System programs/assessments:
  • ABA Rule of Law Initiative: Morocco (topics: Access to Justice and Human Rights, Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity, Judicial Programs, Legal Education and Civic Education Programs, and Women and the Law)
  • World Justice Project Rule of Law Index. The 2016 edition expands coverage to 113 countries (incl. Morocco)....to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide.
  • The World Bank, Legal Vice Presidency: Morocco: Legal and Judicial Sector Assessment (June 2003).
REPORTS: HUMAN RIGHTS and RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Subject Specialist
Picture: Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson
Associate Director of Faculty Services and Research
Tel: 303 492-2705

MOROCCO PRIMARY LAW
Foreign Law Guide: Morocco (Country Editor: Mary Rumsey, Marci Hoffman).

Constitution
Morocco Constitution 2011, as promulgated on July 29, 2011 (Jefri J. Ruchti, transl., © 2011 by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.).  English.  See Mohamed Madani, Driss Maghroui & Saloua Zerhoui, The 2011 Moroccan Constitution: A Critical Analysis (IDEA 2012). 

Compilations or Official Codifications (Foreign Law Guide).  Arabic and/or French.

Codes (Foreign Law Guide): Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Commercial Code, Criminal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure.  Arabic and/or French.

Official Gazette: Royaume de Maroc Bulletin Officiel, Edition de Traduction Officielle. (Rabat: Imprimerie Officielle, 1912-).  Arabic and French (Arabic version controls).

Court Reports: Cabinet Bassamat et Associée, Portail de Jurisprudence (French).  Selected decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts: Juricaf (French).
MOROCCO SECONDARY SOURCES
Google Advanced Search of web pages published in Morocco (restrict search to Language: English OR French, and Region: Morocco OR Site or Domain: .ma)

Online Encyclopedias:
 
Books available in the Law Library (Lawpac), campus libraries (Chinook), and region (Prospector):
Search these library catalogs at: http://lawlibrary.colorado.edu/find?qt-find_search=1#qt-find_search/.  E.g., Keyword search: Islamic law Morocco

Specialized Law Journals:
Find Journal Articles in databases (law and interdisciplinary):

Law Library:
Campus Libraries: