Morocco boasts flagship model of integrated child protection policy Minister

Geneva- Morocco boasts a flagship model of integrated child protection policy at the regional level, Minister of Solidarity, Women, family and Social Development, Bassima Hakkaoui, said Wednesday in Geneva.The Kingdom is characterized by a public policy project concocted through a consultation process involving all relevant stakeholders, the minister told the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) on the sidelines of the examination of the third and fourth periodic reports of Morocco before the committee on the rights of the child.This strategy is overseen by a ministerial committee under the chairmanship of the Government Chief, underlined Hakkaoui, who chairs the Moroccan delegation participating in this debate, held within the framework of the 67th session of the Committee. During this debate, the committee members praised the progress made in Morocco in the protection of children’s rights by setting specific goals as part of the implementation of Morocco’s international commitments in this field. read more

Opposition slams Ranil over judiciary

Rajapaksa had filed a petition in court against the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). Wickremesinghe said that he will go to the Commonwealth to challenge the court order preventing the arrest of Rajapaksa.The opposition says the Prime Minister had misled the public through the reasons he had given on why he will challenge the court order. (Colombo Gazette) A two member bench of the Supreme Court had ordered the police not to arrest the former Defence Secretary until a case filed by him is heard. The opposition today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of degrading the judiciary by questioning the order given on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.Opposition leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva said that while President Maithripala Sirisena had accepted the ruling, the Prime Minister was attempting to challenge it. read more