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Azoulay, Maxime
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Maxime Azoulay was born in Casablanca in 1917. An Arabist and graduate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Marocaines, he became a prominent lawyer and jurist. He served as adviser to the Haut-tribunal chérifien (the High Court of Morocco), presiding judge (criminal and civil) of the Supreme Court, and a member of both the Consultative Council on Human Rights and the Constitutional Chamber, becoming president of the latter. He was decorated with the Order of the Throne.

Azoulay’s public duties did not prevent him from being active in the Jewish community of Rabat. In his ongoing effort t…

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Mohammed Hatimi, “Azoulay, Maxime”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002730>
First published online: 2010

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