Morocco: Judge’s disallows giving a baby girl a Berber name
Thus, the appellations of “Moulay” or “Lalla” that are traditionally given to the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad are now reserved for the royal family” Said Lawyer Aberrahim Jamai.
For the lawyer, the judge's decision revived old demons and committed a miscarriage of justice by violating the fundamental right of parents to freely choose the name of their child.
"This sentence handed down by this court violates human rights and to the plural identity of Morocco, which has Amazigh roots” he said.
The parents have appealed this decision that they consider "discriminatory". According to them, the judge justified his decision on the fact that "Illy" in amazigh means "my beloved daughter," Whereas the girl is adopted.
Several organizations of human rights and child welfare, as well as Amazigh organizations expressed their support for the family.
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