The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom but, in practice, the government restricted religious freedom in some cases. The government did not demonstrate a trend toward either improvement or deterioration in respect for and protection of the right to religious freedom. Due to continuing Moroccan administrative control of the territory of Western Sahara, the laws and restrictions regarding religious organizations and religious freedom are the same as those in the kingdom of Morocco.
There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
The U.S. ambassador and senior administration officials discussed religious freedom with the government of Morocco within the context of official visits and the annual bilateral human rights dialogue.