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On-line Resources for Information on the New Family Code (Moudawana) in Morocco

    New Moroccan Family Code in English: The Morocco field office of Global Rights is pleased to present our unofficial English translation of the 2004 Moroccan Family Law (Moudawana), prepared by a team of English and Arabic speaking lawyers and family law specialists at the Global Rights head office in Washington D.C. and our field office in Rabat, and a professional Arabic-English Moroccan translator.  The intention was to produce an English language text that reproduces as faithfully as possible the original Arabic text, rather than to elaborate an autonomous English legal text.  We have, therefore, privileged a literal translation rather than attempted to clarify, explain or interpret the intention of the legislator.  Global Rights hopes that this translation will be useful to researchers, NGOs and public authorities interested in family law and the rights of women inMorocco

    http://www.consulatdumaroc.ca/moudawana_fr.pdf : Detailed 78-page chart comparing the articles of the new Moudawana with the previous Personal Status Code and the proposed amendments presented by members of Parliament (in French).

    http://www.consulatdumaroc.ca/moudawana_ar.pdf A 37-page summary of the new Moudawana (in Arabic).

    http://www.justice.gov.ma/ The website of the Moroccan Ministry of Justice contains the complete text of the new Moudawana (in Arabic).

    http://www.marocainsdumonde.gov.ma/Femmes.asp The website of the Moroccan Ministre Déléguée chargée de la communauté marocaine résidant à l'étrangercontains the complete text of the new Moudawana (in Arabic).

    http://www.sefsas.gov.ma/ The website of the Moroccan Secrétariat d’État Chargé de la Famille, de l'Enfance et des Personnes Handicapéescontains the complete text of the new Moudawana (in Arabic).

    http://www.amanjordan.org/downloads/index.php?action=file&id=81 The website of the Sisterhood is Global Institute – Jordan – contains the complete text of the new Moudawana (in Arabic).

    http://www.learningpartnership.org/ The website of the Women’s Learning Partnership contains a summary description of the new Moudawana (in English).

    http://www.map.co.ma/mapfr/moudawana/portee.htm The website of the news agency MAP contains a collection of news articles on the Moudawana.

    http://www.mincom.gov.ma/french/generalites/codefamille/codefamille.html The website of the Moroccan Ministry of Communication has French versions of official documents, summary of reforms and reactions to the new law.

    http://www.femmesdumaroc.com/Rubriques/VosDroits/Nosnouveauxdroits/Decryptagedunouveaucodedelafamille The website of the monthly Moroccan magazine Femmes du maroc has an on-line version of their special new Moudawana supplement written by a lawyer explaining and analyzing the reforms in detail (in French).

Compilation by Stephanie Willman Bordat, Morocco Program Director Global Rights: Partners for Justice. 


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