Najwa Belkziz

‘The Politics of Memory and Transitional Justice in Morocco’ (PhD in History, 2018).

This thesis investigated four decades of human rights abuses in Morocco and the transitional justice mechanisms implemented by the governing regime between 1990 and 2015 to reckon with this violent legacy. My critical discourse analysis of the official and opposition narratives about the past found in truth commissions, commemoration projects, study programs and films shed light on the misuse of human rights mechanisms by polities for regime maintenance, judicial impunity and power legitimation. The study also informs themes of governance, kinship, gender and power structures in Morocco and in the broader context of the Middle East and North Africa.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Richard Pennell