The Arab Interparliamentary Union on Monday denounced the latest resolution of the European Parliament (EP) with regard to Morocco, pointing to a direct attack on the judicial sovereignty of the Kingdom.
In a press release, the presidency of the Arab Interparliamentary Union castigated “the accusations and acts of political blackmail exercised by the European Parliament against the Moroccan authorities, the latest of which was the publication by the EP of a resolution of January 19, 2023”.
In this regard, the Union has spoken out against the attitude of the European Parliament “which has arrogated to itself the right to judge Moroccan justice by interfering in the internal affairs of a country enjoying full sovereignty and of its legislative and legal independence.
She also denounced the EP’s approach of politicizing and distorting the facts, and of casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Moroccan judicial measures adopted regarding internal cases handled in strict compliance with the principle of the rule of law. and guarantees of a fair trial as universally recognized. Similarly, the Arab Interparliamentary Union has expressed its rejection of “the policy of double standards” calling on the European Parliament to refrain from being drawn into false allegations and information devoid of any professionalism and any legal evidence. “. She pointed out that the legal evidence shows that the people whose release the European Parliament wants are involved in cases of human trafficking, sexual assault and exploitation of people’s vulnerability, facts which are criminalized and punished around the world.
In this context, the Union recalled the great strides made by Morocco to guarantee the independence of the General Prosecutor’s Office vis-à-vis the executive, as well as the judicial authority, in accordance with the 2011 Constitution.
The Arab Interparliamentary Union also expressed its constant and permanent solidarity with the Kingdom of Morocco and its support for the dynamics of the reforms carried out by Morocco, in order to meet the expectations of all citizens and their aspirations for greater progress. and prosperity in all areas, including freedom of opinion, expression, the press, and human rights.