NAP Development Process
Morocco does not have a separate national action plan (NAP) on business and human rights, but a chapter on business and human rights was integrated to the 2018-2022 National Action Plan for Democracy and Human Rights (known as “PANDDH” from the French acronym) which was officially adopted on December 21, 2017, following several years of consultations.
Sub-section VII of the PANDDH is devoted to business and human rights. The first planned measure is the elaboration and adoption of a national action plan on business and human rights, through engagement with all stakeholders. Other measures include: encouraging business enterprises to adopt internal human rights policies, integrating human rights in business in law and practice, and awareness-raising and capacity-building.
The Moroccan NHRI (National Human Rights Council) has been working to raise awareness among businesses, parliament, civil society and state authorities about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the importance of developing a Business and Human Rights NAP.