|Berber Dahir (1930)
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The so-called Berber Dahir is a dahir (decree) created by French protectorate in Morocco in May 16, 1930. It was an adaptation of "Berber Justice" to the conditions of the time. This decree was signed by Mohammed V the Moroccan king at the time. The decree's original name is: The decree that manages the course of justice in the regions of Berber customs. — Excerpted from |
Let it be known by this that our Sharifian Majesty, considering theThe following is decreed: of our August father, H.M. the Sultan Moulay Yusef, on the day of the 11th September, 1914, has prescribed in the interest of many of our subjects and of the tranquility of the State to respect the traditional status of the Berbers. It is now appropriate to clarify the conditions in which justice will be done in the same tribes.
The Resident Commissioner-General, LUCIEN SAINT.
- ^1 . Irrefutable evidence that the dahir is applied without discrimination to all Moroccan citizens and had a territorial jurisdiction and not ethnic.
- ^2 . The legislature was required to avoid possible legal challenges to the jurisdiction of French courts in the matter, to clarify that these courts had jurisdiction whatever the legal regime of the perpetrator ( or ), or his ethnic or religious membership.
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