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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a process conducted by States within the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, consists of "reviewing the human rights achievements of all UN Member States".

Alkarama adressed to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, requesting its intervention with the Algerian authorities regarding the young activist Abdelhamid Bouziza, who has been forcibly disappeared since 19 October.

Abdelhamid Bouziza (25), a peaceful movement activist and social media blogger, was concerned about issues related to political detainees and their defense through social media.

During its 135th session, which took place in Geneva from 27 June to 27 July 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Committee concluded to the responsibility of the Algerian State for the enforced disappearance of Boubekeur FERGANI in the 1990s. The Committee ruled on the case following a communication from Alkarama dated 26 May 2016.

Algeria
Our concerns
  • Serious and persistent violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and use of force against demonstrators;
  • Serious and persistent violations of the right to freedom of expression through systematic arrests of individuals critical of the government, including political opponents, human rights defenders and other peaceful activists;
  • Use of torture and ill-treatment against prisoners of opinion in detention, and denial of medical care;
  • Absence of independence of the judiciary.

 

 

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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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Membership of Human Rights Council:
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