An amendment to the cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Justice and the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM), which defines the general framework of coordination between the two parties for the integration of Amazigh into the judicial system , was signed on Tuesday in Rabat during a ceremony chaired by the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch. This amendment, which crowns the desire of both parties to establish an active partnership aimed at strengthening the presence of the Amazigh language in the judicial system, was signed by the Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Ouahbi, and the rector of the IRCAM, Ahmed Boukous.
“Starting from the fact that the constitutional consecration of the Amazigh language emanates from a decision and a high royal will, without which this stage could not have been taken, we are committed as a government to accelerating the priority strategic projects stipulated in the organic law 26-12 relating to the implementation of the official character of the Amazigh language and its integration in the various aspects of life: education, culture, judicial system and administration”, affirmed Aziz Akhannouch during this ceremony. . In this sense, he emphasized the imperative of mobilizing the efforts and the human, logistical and financial resources capable of implementing the provisions of this organic law, particularly with regard to the completion of the legal, organizational and institutional, making it possible to translate into practice the two organic laws relating to the officialization of the Amazigh language and the National Council of Moroccan Languages and Cultures.
For his part, Abdellatif Ouahbi underlined that the said agreement aims to associate IRCAM with a series of approaches to which his department has adhered as part of a new stage making it possible to meet the conditions for a fair trial, relating, among other things , the need to hire an interpreter to assist the citizen who does not master the Arabic language with the judge.
Thus, one hundred new civil servants, 60% of whom speak Amazigh, will be recruited and distributed to the courts in need of Amazigh language interpreters, in application of the high Royal guidelines as well as the government program, the minister announced in a statement. to the press.
To this end, he indicated that a recruitment competition will be open, over the next two days, to graduate students in psychology and sociology, holders of a master’s degree in Amazigh culture and laureates of social assistance institutes. In a speech for the occasion, Ahmed Boukous welcomed the signing of this agreement which constitutes an important step in the process of implementing the official character of the Amazigh language, noting that the development of human capital is the optimal solution to the problems integration of the Amazigh language in the various institutions, as stipulated in the said agreement, “considered as a pragmatic initiative and an essential step in this field”.
In this regard, he reiterated IRCAM’s commitment to support such initiatives, emphasizing that the Institute remains at the disposal of all institutions for the operationalization of the government program in its component related to the implementation of the Amazigh official.
This ceremony was also held in the presence of the Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication, Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid, the Minister Delegate in charge of the Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, the President Delegate of the Council superior of the judiciary, Mohamed Abdennabaoui, the president of the Public Ministry, Moulay El Hassan Daki, and officials from IRCAM and the central administration of the Ministry of Justice.