Anass Saadoun

Is a member of Morocco's Judges Club and excutive member of The Natonal Observatory for the Independence of Judical Authority.

Accommodating Contradictions in the Moroccan Constitution: Consensus and Rule by the “Commander of the Faithful”

Religion has a peculiar place in Morocco’s political system as the king is considered the state’s highest religious authority. In 1961, the term “commander of the faithful&...Read More >>

The Right of Soulalyates Women to Have Their Share of Land

The issue of the “Soulalyates women” erupted when dozens of rural women took to the streets, breaking their silence about customs and “laws” governing large neglec...Read More >>

Moroccan Court Proceedings: Towards an Amazigh Language of Rights

Moroccan newspapers have reported an unprecedented incident at Moroccan courts where a judge had decided, in an open hearing at a southern court, to enable litigants to communicate in Ama...Read More >>

Combatting “Terrorism” in Contemporary Moroccan Law (2003-2014): A Comparative Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Counterterrorism Law no. 03-03 was approved, the Moroccan government presented a bill to amend it, reopening parliamentary debate over the law’s contents. ...Read More >>

Underage Marriage in Morocco: Closing the Legal Loopholes

Moroccan family law sets the minimum age for marriage at 18 years for both males and females. However, it allows for exceptions in the case of minors provided a permit stating the reasons...Read More >>

Morocco: Violence against Women Bill Makes Progressive Strides

A new bill to combat violence against women was recently announced in Morocco. Despite the importance of this initiative, the protests that coincided with its announcement led to overlook...Read More >>

Moroccan Judges Air Grievances to Hasten Reform

Editor’s Note: 'The National Day of the Aggrieved Judge' was an event organized by the Judges' Club of Morocco as part of the club's endeavours, to reform and critiq...Read More >>

The Moroccan Judges Club: First Appraisals

Editor’s Note: On the morning of March 15, 2011, five young judges launched a Facebook page entitled the "Moroccan Judges Club Page"[1]. Most of them had fictitious names....Read More >>

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