Morocco: trial in Rabat arising out of disturbances on 20 and 21 June 1981

The International Commission of Jurists has for many years sent international observers to leading trials in Morocco. Its observers have always been well received and offered all the usual courtesies for the accomplishment of their missions.

In July 1981, the International Commission of Jurists sent Professor Tremblay, a Canadian advocate and a member of its Canadian national section, to attend an important trial in Rabat.

After attending the opening of the trial on 13 July, Professor Tremblay, in company with other international observers attending the trial, was expelled from the country in the early hours of the morning of 14 July in the manner described in his report.

Professor Tremblay’s report is in five parts. The first describes the origin of the events of 20 and 21 June which gave rise to the trial; the second with the consequences of those events; the third with the trial and his criticisms of it; the fourth with other matters of human rig h ts in Morocco giving cause for concern; and the fifth with his arrest and expulsion.

Morocco-trial in Rabat-trial observation report-1981-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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