Special UN Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, thanked on Monday Morocco for its “cooperation and its ongoing efforts” to implement the recommendations in connection with the fight against this phenomenon.

Presenting his report to the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Mendez welcomed the cooperation of the Kingdom with the special procedures and the mechanisms established by the HRC on thematic issues in the world, or the specific situation of a country.

“I want to thank Morocco for its openness to future cooperation,” said the UN official who also welcomed the government’s invitation for a follow-up visit in 2014.

In his report on the situation in the Kingdom presented last year at the UNHRC, the UN Rapporteur highlighted “the emergence of a culture of human rights”, and welcomed the good conditions in which his mission took place in Morocco.