Morocco Becomes the 48th Country to Join the Hague Evidence Convention

03 Nov 2011

RABAT – Morocco has deposited, on March 31, 2011, its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, commonly referred to as the Hague Evidence Convention.

The convention entered into force in Morocco after its publication in the Official Gazette No. 5988 of October 20, 2011.

The accession by Morocco to the Hague Evidence Convention will allow transmission of evidence by means of letters of request, per the request of a Moroccan judicial authority (where the evidence is sought) to another competent authority in a signatory state (where the evidence is located).

The Hague Evidence Convention is a multilateral treaty which was negotiated in 1967 and 1968 and signed on March 18, 1970.

Morocco’s accession to the said Convention will bring the number of the Hague Evidence Convention member states to 48.



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