Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section J. Compelling accused persons to testify against themselves or to confess guilt
In 2003, in its third periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture, Morocco stated:
Moroccan justice is extremely vigilant with regard to the form and substance of the reports prepared by officers of the judicial police. Should it prove to be the case that such reports contain confessions obtained under duress, they are simply rejected and proceedings are initiated against their authors.
In 2004, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Morocco stated that “any confession obtained by violent means or coercion is, as article 293 of the Code of Criminal Procedure provides, null and void”.