1930 Sharifian Decree - Berber Decree

[Sharifian Decree of May 16, 1930] 919 Jarīda Rasmiyya 1322 (June 6, 1930): As the famous “Berber Decree,” this conferred official legitimacy to the Berber jamaʿas and their chiefs for civil matters (Article One), while Article Six notoriously called for all penal matters within Berber jurisdictions to be adjudicated in French courts. Although this Decree became renowned for the intense reaction it provoked in the nascent nationalist milieu, most of its stipulations (including Article Six) were never implemented.

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