Morocco: Draft Law regarding the Right to Access Information

The Government of Morocco has undertaken two important initiatives in its efforts to improve transparency and governance in the Kingdom: The adoption of the Draft Law Regarding the Right to Access Information (the Draft Law) and the joining of the Open Government Partnership.

Both of these initiatives represent important progress towards ensuring that all persons in Morocco will be able to achieve their right to information. They also promise positive outcomes for Moroccan people and their government by increasing accountability, reducing corruption and improving public services.

However, as it currently stands, the Draft Law is incapable of achieving these goals and requires significant revisions to meet an acceptable level of adequacy under International law.