In the elections held Monday in New York, the candidate of the Kingdom of Morocco, Professor Mohammed Amarti was elected as an independent expert member of the Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, winning 37 votes out of the 54 voters. Three candidates were in the running for the two vacant seats reserved for Africa, namely Morocco, Egypt and South Africa.
Next to Prof. Amarti, the 2nd African seat returns to Egypt, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, specifying that Prof. Amarti will sit for a term of four. years which will begin on January 1, 2021.
President of the Regional Human Rights Commission of Oujda-Figuig and University professor and researcher in International Law, Mohammed Amarti is an expert in Human Rights and humanitarian law, areas in which he has been active since many years, the statement said. He notes that this umpteenth brilliant election of a Moroccan expert represents a new mark of confidence of the international community in the Kingdom and in Moroccan skills and expertise.
It also testifies to the positive image and credibility that Morocco enjoys on the international scene, the fruit of the comprehensive and multidimensional strategy implemented under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God assist him, in in favor of human rights in their entirety and in favor of the consolidation of the new generation of rights, namely economic, social and cultural rights and also environmental rights.
A strong diplomatic promotion campaign led to a brilliant outcome of this candidacy, thus confirming the Kingdom’s strategy aimed at consolidating the Moroccan presence within international organizations and United Nations bodies, the ministry said. Through this election, an expert from Morocco will sit for the first time on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, a body made up of 18 experts with recognized expertise in the field of Human Rights. Created in 1985, the mission of the Committee is to ensure the supervision of the application of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by the States Parties, as well as the examination of the periodic reports submitted by the States on the implementation. implementation of the rights enshrined in the Covenant.