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06 December 2004 by -

The Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER), created by royal decree in April 2004, is now halfway through its mandate. A unique experience in the Arab-Muslim world, this «national commission for truth, equity and reconciliation», set up at the behest of King Mohamed VI, was given one year to shed light on «flagrant violations» of human rights that took place in Morocco between 1956 and 1999.

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23 January 2006 by Pierre Hazan

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has reason to be satisfied. Since completing its work a couple of weeks ago, the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER) has been flooded with compliments. The United States, France, Great Britain and many other countries have expressed their support for this unprecedented initiative in truth and democratization in the Arab-Islamic world. Never before has a country in this region embarked upon such a critical assessment of its past. But beyond the symbolic nature of the IER report, what exactly does it say?

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29 March 2005 by Emmanuel Chicon and Benjamin Bibas

The Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission (IER) will soon complete its report that should theoretically be submitted to the King by mid-April (see IJT n° 15 and 19). The signs are that this transitional justice process is still controlled by the Palace (or Makhzen), which runs the kingdom. But the young guard may find the recent rise in Islamism a useful argument for strengthening its position.

Driss Benzekri