In the light of the last 15 decrees ratified by the head of Moroccan government, on his last month in term, which will result in the eradication of the Amazigh people from their remaining properties (land)  classified a state forestland, the Federal Office of the National Federation of Amazigh associations in Morocco (FNAA), and taking in consideration the following :

  1. The publication of these 15 decrees, that classified these lands as state forestland property, in the state official magazine number 6481 of July 11th, 2016 without the signature of any other government minister,
  2. Their defining these lands according to an exceptional procedure, elaborated by the military French colonial power and the Moroccan prime minister Mohamed El Gabbas then, by the decree of January 3rd , 1916 implemented by fraud in order to paralyze the economic and financial capabilities of their original owners,
  3. The symbolic value of these lands in the Amazigh Memory when they were confiscated from them by force by the French colonial state through the colonial laws and decrees after their defeat in their last resistance against French and Spanish colonial armies,
  4. The act of Moroccan government, led by the Justice and Development party, of giving these confiscated Amazigh lands even to foreigners,
  5. The silence of the political parties, their parliament deputies and the unions towards this scandal, in spite of being unconstitutional.
  6. The head of the government act, requested by the Water and Forest High Commissioner, is a crime against humanity according to the international humanitarian law,

The National Federation of Amazigh associations (FNAA) considers:

  1. The head of the government ratification of these decrees and their publication in the Official state magazine (N° 6481 of July 11th , 2016) as detailed below, is a human forced displacement and fanatic act, which falls under war and genocide crimes against humanity according to the international and humanitarian law, in particular the articles (6), (7), (8) of the Rome Status,
  2. The Continuing policy to issue these kind of decrees is part of the Article II of the United Nations Convention: “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”, which the United Nations approved on December 9th, 1948 and became effective on January 12th, 1951.
  3. That such decrees and other relevant ones are deliberately subjecting Amazigh tribes to the hard life conditions premediated in order to bring to physical and moral destruction.
  4. that confiscating land policy from their original owners constitutes a direct growth & expansion cause of the poverty cycle, and has at the same time negative repercussions on the environment, the linguistic and cultural Amazigh heritage.
  5. These decrees and others issued previously are big human rights violations, and will be our advocacy subject in front of human rights committees of international treaties and in front of national Human Rights Council.

And it also demands:

  1. The total abolishment of all legislations edited by the colonial authorities, and the development of new ones based on human rights approach that can give back the confiscated lands to their original owners and repair the caused damage.
  2. The withdrawal of these ratified decrees, which are the subject of this open letter, and all those issued from March 2nd 1955 to the end of October 2016, whose aim is the expansion of the state forestland to the detriment of community land.
  3. to the unions, the political parties and their parliament deputies to take a total responsibility for their silence towards this public policy of tyranny and corruption.
  4. to the human rights NGO to add this community confiscated land problem to their agenda, and to make it an advocacy priority in order to establish a civil NGO coalition working on community land problems and its associated rights.

 

                                                                            Rabat/Morocco November 16th, 2016

National Federation of Amazigh Associations in Morocco (FNAA)


A list of decrees
ratified by Moroccan head of the government Mr Abdellah Ben kirane,


ratification based on
French colonial era legislation and policies


 Source :
decrees published in the state official magazine number 6481 of July
11th, 2016



Page number in the state official magazine called “Aljarida
Arrassmiyya”



Targeted areas/regions


District


(Arrondissement (DAIRA)


Province


(AL

IQLIM)
)


Order


number



5271



“TIZNIT”t & “LAKHSSAS” district at “TIZNIT” province


Decree No 13.940.2 of June 20th, 2016
concerning the ratification of the identification operation of the
area called “Intra” annexed to the state forestland called “TIZNIT”.
The communes concerned: “Bounaamane”, “Reggada”, “Sidi Ouhssaine
Ouaali” and “sidi Mbarek” in in the department (Kiyadate) of “Ouled
Jerrar” and “Sidi Hssaine Ouaali” in the commune of “Lakhssass” in
“Tiznit” province.

TIZNIT & LAKHSSAS

TIZNIT



01



5272



“ANZI” district at “TIZNIT” province


Decree No 2.13.941 of June 20th, 2016 that had
ratified the identification operation of the area called “IDA
KOUKEMKAR” annexed to the state forestland called “ANZI” located in
the soil of the communes: “TIGMMI”, “IDOU KEMKAER”, “SIDI HMAD OU
MOUSSA” at the department (Kiyyadate) of “IDOU KEMKAER”, “ANZI”,
“SIDI HMAD OU MOUSSA” in “ANZI” district (arrondissement) at
“Tiznit” province.

ANZI


TIZNIT


02



5273



“TIZNIT” district at “TIZNIT” province


Decree No 2.13.968 of June 20th, 2016 that had
ratified the identification operation of the area called “Ait Ali”
annexed to the state forestland called “LAKHSSAS” located in the
rural community of: “SIDI MBAREK”, “SIDI HSSAIN OU ALI”, “SIDI BOU
ABDELLI” and the municipal community of “LAKHSSAS” in the “TIZNIT”
province.

TIZNIT


TIZNIT


03



5274


“SIDI IFNI”,
“TIZNIT” and “LAKHSSAS” districts  at “TIZNIT” province

Decree No
2.14.767 of June 20th 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “TAMUSHA”, “WAZZAD” and
“SIDI Ali OU FANED AISSA” annexed to the  state forestland called
“AIT ABDELLAH” located in the soil of the communes of “TIYY GHZA”,
“AIT ABDELLAH OU TENKERFA”, “TIZNIT” and “LAKHSSAS” in the “TIZNIT”
province.

SIDI IFNI, TIZNIT and LAKHSSAS


TIZNIT

04



5275



“SIDI IFNI” district at “TIZNIT” province


Decree No 2.14.768 of June 20th, 2016 that had
ratified the identification operation of the area called “IDA OU
SEMLAL” annexed to the  state forestland called  “ANZI” and
belonging before to the communes of : “TNIYEN ADDAY”, “TIZZOUGHRA”
and  “TAFRAWT” and located in the department (Kiyyadat) of “IDOU
KEMKAR” and “ANZI” at the arrondissement of “ANZI” in the “TIZNIT”
province.

SIDI IFNI


TIZNIT

05



5276


“TAFRAWT”
district at “TIZNIT” province

Decree No
2.14.770 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “TAHLA”, annexed to the
state forestland called “TAFRAWT” and belonging before to the
communes of “TAHLA” and “TASWATT” located in the department
(Kiyyadate) of “AMMELEN” and “TAHLA” in “TAFRAWT” district at
“TIZNIT” province.

TAFRAWT


TIZNIT

06



5277



“BAB BERRD” district at “CHEFCHAOUEN” province

Decree No
2.14.683 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “AL JABHA”, annexed to
the state forestland called “AL JABHA” and belonging before to the
commune of “IMTIWA” at the “BAB BERRD” district in “CHEFCHAOUEN”
province.

BAB BERRD


CHEFCHAOUEN

07



5278



“ERRICH” district at “MIDELT” province

Decree No
2.14.824 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “BOUY DEKKSEN OU TLALOUN
ITTOU”, annexed to the state forestland called “AIT SEGHROUCHEN” and
belonging before to the tribes of the commune of “GOURRAMA” located
in “ERRICH” district at “MIDELT” province.

ERRICH


MIDELT


08



5279



“ERRICH” district at “MIDELT” province

Decree No
2.14.825 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “ASAMMER NAIT FERKAN”
and “AIT SEGHROUCHEN”, annexed to the state forestland and belonging
before to the tribes of the commune of “GUERS TAALLALIN” located at
“ERRICH” department/Kiyyadat at “ERRICH” district at “MIDELT”
province.

ERRICH


MIDELT


09



5280



“FEHSS” district at “FEHSS ANJRA” province

Decree No
2.15.567 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “EZZMIJ”, annexed to the
state forestland called “EZZMIJ” and belonging before to the tribes
of the communes of “MELLOUSSA” located at the department (Kiyyadat)
“MELLOUSSA” at “FEHSS” district at “FEHSS ANJRA” province.

FEHSS


FEHSS ANJRA


10



5281



“GUERSSIF” district at “GUERSSIF” province.

Decree No
2.15.489 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “TOUBALIN”, annexed to
the state forestland called “BERKIN” and belonging before to the
tribes of the commune of “BERKIN” located at “GUERSSIF” district at
“GUERSSIF” province.

GUERSSIF


GUERSSIF


11



5282



“RIF” district at “DDEROUICH” province

Decree No
2.16.20 of June 20, 2016 that had ratified the identification
operation of the area called “TTILAL LI SIDI DRISS”, annexed to the
state forestland called “SIDI DRISS” and belonging before to the
tribes of the commune of “BENI MERGHNIN” located at the department/
kiyyadate “TAMSAMANE” at “RIF” district at “DDEROUICH” province.

RIF


DDEROUICH


12



5283



“RIF” district at “DDEROUICH” province

Decree No
2.15.489 of June 20th, 2016 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “TTILAL AL BAHRIYYA LI
SIDI DRISS”, annexed to the state forestland called “SIDI DRISS” and
belonging before to the tribes of the commune “AJERMAWSS” located at
the department (Kiyyadat) of “AJERMAW” at “RIF” district at
“DDEROUICH” province.

RIF


DDEROUICH


13



5284



“DEBDOU” district at “TAWRIRT” province

Decree No
2.16.49 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “LEGHERS 3”, annexed to
the state forestland called “LEGHERS 3” and belonging before to the
tribes of the commune located in the department (Kiyyadat) “EL
KEADA” at “DEBDOU” district at “TAWRIRT” province.

DEBDOU


TAWRIRT


14



5285



“DEBDOU” district at “TAWRIRT” province

Decree No
2.16.50 of June 20th, 2016 that had ratified the
identification operation of the area called “LEGRARA”, annexed to
the state forestland called “LEGRARA” and belonging before to the
community land of tribes of the communes “OULAD JMAATI”, “OULAD
MHAMED” and “AL AATF” located in the department (Kiyyadat) “EZZWA”
at “DEBDOU” district at “TAWRIRT” province.

DEBDOU


TAWRIRT


15