Moroccan judges against absolute monarchy


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From daily The Morning Star in Britain;

Judges tell king to butt out of their courtrooms

Tuesday 08 May 2012

Moroccan judges demanded greater judicial independence on Monday – threatening industrial action if their demands aren’t met.

Morocco‘s government and royal family have control over the judiciary through promotions and salaries, and many believe King Mohammed VI is able to dictate verdicts.

Civil rights demonstrations last year made judicial independence as a central demand in order to root out corruption.

The king tried to satiate demands with a new constitution, but the 1,800 members of the country’s judges club – which has been banned since last August’s demonstrations but represents more than half of judges – signed a petition complaining that reforms haven’t been implemented.

Club president Yassine Mkhelli warned: “This is our first action. We will go on strike if our demands are not met.”

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