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Commission spéciale d’accréditation des observateurs des élection

Special Commission fot the Accreditation of Election Observers

Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers​

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Commission spéciale d’accréditation des observateurs des élection

Special Commission fot the Accreditation of Election Observers

Special Commission announces deadline for submitting accreditation applications to observe 2021 elections

In line with:

Articles 11 and 161 of the Constitution;

Law # 30-11 setting out the terms and conditions of the independent and impartial observation of elections;

Law # 76-15 reforming the National Human Rights Council ;

The Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers hereby announces open accreditation applications to observe the upcoming elections:

  • Wednesday 8 September 2021: Parliamentary Elections (House of Representatives) and the elections of the councils of regions, communes and districts;
  • Tuesday 21 September 2021: Elections of the councils of prefectures and provinces;
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021: Election of the House of Councilors (second chamber).

Complete applications must be submitted before 4:00 p.m. (GMT+1), on Tuesday 22 June 2021, by email to observation2021@cndh.org.ma or in person (in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairperson of the Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers), at the National Human Rights Council’s main office (Conseil national des droits de l’Homme, 22, Bd Arriad, Hay Ryad, Rabat).

Eligible institutions and organizations are invited to download and fill in the application form[1] available at the Commission’s website www.observationelection.cndh.ma.

Pursuant to Article 2 of Law # 30-11, shall be eligible for this accreditation:

  • National institutions mandated by law to observe elections;
  • Active civil society associations known for their work in human rights and the promotion of the values of citizenship and democracy, legally established and operating in accordance with their statutes; and
  • International non-governmental organizations interested in election observation, legally established in accordance with their national legislations and known for their independence and impartiality.

Accredited institutions and organizations undertake to respect the Observation Charter and all laws and regulations governing elections in Morocco.

The Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers encourages applications that take into account geographic, cultural and gender diversity as well as applications from disability rights organizations.

Eligibility requirements:

1 – National observers

  • Must not be a candidate in the upcoming elections;
  • Must be enrolled on the general electoral roll; and
  • Must sign the Observation Charter. The Charter must also be initialled by the relevant body.

2 – International observers

  • Must demonstrate proven experience in election observation;
  • Must sign the Observation Charter. The Charter must also be initialled by the relevant body;
  • International NGOs must submit their applications to the National Human Rights Council through their legal representative.

[1] Photos of observers must be sent separately, in JPEG Format with ID #; Identity Card number (for Moroccan observers) or Passport number (for international observers)


The National Human Rights Council of Morocco (CNDH) is a national, pluralistic and independent institution. It was created in March 2011 to replace the former Advisory Council for Human Rights established in 1990. The CNDH considers all issues related to the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms. The CNDH works for the preservation of the dignity of citizens, individually and collectively, while taking into account the relevant universal and national standards.

Contact

N° 22 Avenue Riad Hay Riad BP 21527 Rabat Maroc

05.37.54.00.00

observation2021@cndh.org.ma

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