The Special Commission for the Accreditation of Election Observers (SCAEO) held its second meeting on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) headquarters in Rabat, Morocco. Mrs. Amina Bouayach, CNDH President chaired this meeting.
The Commission has received requests from 51 national associations and institutions until 22 June 2021 (applications deadline).
The SCAEO will meet next few days to examine and decide on accreditation applications, including international NGOs applications, in line with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
Representatives of government departments and members of associations represented in the CNDH took part in this second meeting. Qualified persons also participated in this event on a consultative basis.
Law #30-11 on the terms and conditions of the independent and impartial election observation, issued on 6 October 2011, establishes the SCAEO. It provides for the Commission to receive, examine and decide on accreditation applications, hand over cards and badges for accredited election observers and elaborate a Charter that defines fundamental principles to observe elections.
The SCAEO is chaired by the CNDH Chairperson. The Secretariat thereof is entrusted to the CNDH General Secretariat. It is composed of the following members:
– Four members representing government authorities in charge of justice, interior, foreign affairs, cooperation and communication;
– Representative of the ministerial delegation in charge of human rights;
– Representative of the National Authority for Integrity and Prevention and Fight against Corruption;
– Five representatives of civil society associations acting as CNDH members;
– Every person qualified to attend the SCAEO’s meeting on a consultative basis, in line with Article 7 of Law #30-11 on the terms and conditions of the independent and impartial election observation.