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On November 15, 2017, Algerian human rights defender Rafik Belamrania was sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Jijel Criminal Court for “supporting terrorism”. He was sentenced to a further three years' deprivation of his civil and political rights, which entails that, among other things, he cannot be a member of any association nor take part in human rights activism.

In preparation for the 2018 periodic review of Algeria by the Human Rights Committee (HRC), Alkarama submitted its contribution to the committee’s List of Issues on July 24, 2017.

On 11 May 2017, the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established by the Human Rights Council (HRC), adopted a  report containing the recommendations made by United Nations Member States to Algeria during the State’s review which took place on 8 May 2017.

Algeria
Alkarama Person of contact for country
Radidja Nemar, Email : r.nemar - at - alkarama -dot- org , Twitter : @RadidjaN
Our concerns
  • Undue restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly;

  • Continuous refusal to implement the decisions of the HRCtee relating to human rights violations committed during the 1990s;

  • Violation of procedural guarantees, unfair trials and the practice of arbitrary detention;

  • Lack of independence of the judiciary and impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
ICCPR Ratified ?
ICCPR Ratification Date
Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Date of Ratification of ICCPR Optional protocol 1
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
Date last Concluding Observations by Human Rights Committee
Next Human Rights Committee State Report due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
UNCAT Ratified ?
UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
ICPPED Ratified ?
Human Rights Council
Date last Universal Period Review (UPR)
UPR Next Review
Membership of Human Rights Council:
  • 2006-2007 / 2016
National Human Rights Institution
Accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)
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