Questions - Answers
- A search engine with a diversity of criteria based on the specific factors you want to monitor;
- A wide range of women's rights decisions from all court levels - not just the big or exceptional ones - to track "everyday’s news" and not just "today’s’ news"
- Researchers and journalists: to research and study court decisions
- Activists, decisionmakers and policymakers: to monitor the implementation of laws and the treatment of women by the justice system
- For lawyers, judges, and other legal practitioners: to track how cases on specific topics are litigated and dealt with in other jurisdictions
- For activists: to denounce bad decisions and advocate for reforms to laws and procedures
- Anyone can contribute to this effort by uploading court decisions;
- Lawyers can also share best practices and litigation strategies by sharing examples of model pleadings.
The Observatory is designed to share all kinds of decisions rendered from any court in Morocco, from any level of jurisdiction or jurisdiction, as long as they deal with any of the various issues relating to women's rights.
The Observatory platform can be navigated in Arabic, French, or English. To change the navigation language, click on the flag icon representing the desired language. The summaries of the decisions and the court decisions themselves remain in their original language.
On the home page, click on "Login" and then "Request a new password. "
- Case number: This is the docket number assigned to the case.
- Date the case was filed: Select the date the case was filed using the dropdown calendar.
- Date of the decision: Select the date that the decision was rendered using the drop-down calendar.
- Keywords: Select from the drop-down list all of the words that describe the issues and topics addressed in the case. More than one key word may be selected, so please check all that apply.
- Type of Case: Select from the drop-down list the type of case (only one).
- Judicial District: Select from the drop-down list the territorial jurisdiction in which the court is located (only one). Once the judicial district has been selected, a drop-down list with a sub-section "First Instance Court" will appear, where you may select from the drop-down list the specific city in the district.
- Level of Jurisdiction: Select from the drop-down list the level of the case (only one).
- Court: Select from the drop-down list the specific court (only one). Once the court is selected, a drop-down list with a "Chamber" sub-section will appear where you may select from the drop-down list the specific chamber that issued the decision.
- Name of Judges: In this free text field, enter the name of the judge or judges who issued the decision.
- Gender of the Judge: Click on the appropriate choice from the menu.
- Laws cited: Select from the drop-down list all the laws that were raised in the pleadings of this case, even if the final decision does not apply them. Check all the boxes that apply. The list contains Moroccan national laws and international human rights conventions to which Morocco is a State Party. If these were mentioned during the case, even if they were not applied, please check them.
- Type of decision: Select from the drop-down list the specific type of decision.
- Write a summary: In this free text field, write a brief summary with key points from the decision. Guidelines for writing this summary and a concrete example can be found below the free text field, where it says "Click here to view a summary template.”
- Upload the original decision: Scanned or photographed court decisions in pdf, jpg, jpeg or png format and smaller than 2MO can be uploaded into the database. It is imperative that you first delete / white out the names of the parties to the dispute. Click "Read the conditions for publishing a court decision" to consult them before sharing a decision. Click on "Choose File" to select the document file, and then "Transfer" to upload it.
- The topic of the case
- A specific article of the law
- The application of international standards
- A conflict of jurisdictions
- The judge's gender
- The duration of the case
- A specific court