Minister Wilson-Raybould attends justice conference in Morocco

News release

April 4, 2018 - Marrakech, Morocco - Department of Justice Canada

Canada supports international efforts to ensure judicial independence and access to justice. 

This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, attended the inaugural Marrakech International Justice Conference.  She spoke about Canada’s perspective on three important issues: judicial independence, judicial diversity and the importance of adhering to the rule of law.  

Other ministers of justice, public prosecutors, and members of the judiciary from North America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia came together to discuss the independence of the judiciary and the rights of litigants within the rules of justice.

While in Morocco, Canada signed a common declaration between the Department of Justice and the Ministry of Justice for the Kingdom of Morocco aimed at fostering cooperation through the exchange of knowledge and experience related to their respective legal systems.  

Quotes

“I was pleased to attend the inaugural International Justice Conference in Morocco.  It is clear that Canada is viewed as a global leader in ensuring judicial independence, diversity and the rule of law.  We all benefit when nations come together to share best practices.”
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C. Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 

Quick facts

  • More than 40 ministers of justice attended the inaugural conference being hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco.  

  • In 2016, bilateral trade between Canada and Morocco totaled over $767.0 million in sectors such as agriculture, education, aerospace, tourism, and mining.

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Contacts

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David Taylor
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
613-992-4621

Media Relations
Department of Justice Canada
613-957-4207
media@justice.gc.ca

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