The Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation (NCCT), in collaboration with key Moroccan official institutions and civil society, is leading the ReOrient project. This project aims to strengthen Morocco’s legal and policy framework to address violent extremism by focusing on developing and implementing effective prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration (PRR) strategies, ensuring a comprehensive strategy in line with national and international laws and human rights. The project is funded by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


The project uses the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF) approach in building and  sharing knowledge to foster collaboration among key institutions involved in the prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration (PRR) of violent extremists, including individuals suspected of terrorist affiliation returning from conflict zones and their families This collaborative approach is vital for ensuring the effectiveness of PRR initiatives for returnees and their families.


The ReOrient project aims to work closely with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, the Presidency of the General Prosecutor, the Moroccan General Delegation of Prison Administration and for Reintegration (DGAPR), the Mediator of the Kingdom (aka the national Ombudsman), the Mohammed VI Foundation for the reintegration of detainees , the other key institutions and civil society organizations to achieve the following main goals:

  • Improving Prosecution Strategies: Enhance Moroccan authorities’ ability to design and implement effective prosecution strategies for violent extremists and individuals associated with terrorist organizations (such as individuals suspected of terrorist affiliation returning from conflict zones and their families). These strategies will be in line with international human rights norms and rule of law.
  • Strengthening Rehabilitation and Reintegration: Assist key institutions in effectively addressing the difficulties of rehabilitating and reintegrating former violent extremists and individuals convicted of terrorism and related charges and those suspected of terrorist affiliation returning from conflict zones and their families). The implementation will be accomplished through close coordination with key government institutions and civil society organizations.
  • Enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation: Improve the ability of key state and governmental institutions to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of P/CVE interventions.
  • Strengthening Collaboration with Civil Society: Foster stronger collaboration between civil society organizations (CSOs) implementing P/CVE initiatives at the local level and the key governmental and state institutions. This collaboration will support the rehabilitation and reintegration of terrorism suspects, violent extremists, and individuals who were associated with terrorist groups.