Articles for Algeria

A UN expert has expressed concern over an escalating crackdown against civil society by Algerian authorities after the dissolutions of la Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LADDH) and le Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse (

In a decision dated 25 November 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has clearly established once again the responsibility of Algeria for the violations suffered by one of the victims of the repression of the 1990s, Tawfik DJAOU, who has been missing since his abduction in Constantine by agents of the Department of Intelli

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 addressed 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 activist and social media blogger, denounced the situation of political detainees and peacefully advocated for 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.

On 30 September 2022, Alkarama submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention the case of Abderrahmane Zitout who was arrested on 30 March 2022 at 6pm by a dozen armed police officers in plain clothes while he was in his clothing shop located on the ground floor of his family home.

Arrest of Mr. Aberrahmane Zitout

Despite numerous calls by independent UN experts to revise its anti-terrorism legislation, which violates both domestic and international law, the Algerian authorities have unlawfully registered 16 people on "terrorist" lists. 

On 8 June 2022, in the framework of the follow-up procedure, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to inform it of the refusal of the Algerian authorities to implement Opinion No. 7/2020, which establishes and recognises the serious violations suffered by Mr.

On 31 March 2022, Alkarama submitted its report on the human rights situation in Algeria in view of its upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council scheduled for 7-18 November 2022 in Geneva.

History of the UPR

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