The Moroccan Human Rights Organization (OMDH)

The Moroccan Human Rights Organization (OMDH) was founded in 1988 by a group of Moroccan professionals to address the problem of human rights violations in the kingdom. Among the goals of the organization are the promotion of knowledge about individual and collective human rights at the civil, political, and socioeconomic levels, the protection of human rights, the reinforcement of the rights of the individual during the judiciary process, promotion of democracy and the rule of the law. The OMDH is a member of the International Federation of Human Rights, based in Paris, the International Commission of Jurists, based in Geneva, the World Organization against Torture, based in Geneva, and the Arab Organization of Human Rights, based in Cairo. The organization periodically cooperates with international and regional organizations, such as the Association Marocaine des Droits Humains, the Ligue Marocaine pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme, and the Comité de Défense des Droits Humaines.