Democracy in the Arab world. In Morocco new initiative organised by No Peace Without Justice

23 March 2007

From 26 to 27 March 2007 will take place in Rabat (Morocco) a seminar aimed at reinforcing the dialogue between non-governmental actors and governments of the Middle East and North Africa region in the prospective of the necessary reforms to be taken in the field of democracy, human, civil and political rights and rule of law and to offer a concrete follow-up to the “International Colloquium on Political Pluralism and Electoral Processes” organised, also in Rabat, by the Italian and Moroccan Ministries of Foreign Affairs together with the radical association No Peace Without Justice in October 2005.
 
The scope of the seminar – which is organised within the framework of the DAD (Democracy Assistance Dialogue) Program, established in the framework of the “Forum for the Future” promoted by the G8 and sponsored by the Governments of Italy, Turkey and Yemen – is to offer an occasion to strengthen and consolidate a habit of dialogue and consultation between governments, parliamentarians, NGOs’ representatives, journalists, human rights advocates and to transpose these mechanisms from a regional level to the national level.
 
The meeting is organised by the radical association No Peace Without Justice in collaboration with the regional network Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center and other local non governmental partners, and is funded and supported by the Italian Government, through the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).
 
For further information please contact: Gianluca Eramo, email: geramo@npwj.org, phone: +32 2 548 39 10.