Articles for Algeria

During the 134th session held in Geneva from February 28 to March 25, 2022, the UN Human Rights Committee has, once again, concluded that the Algerian authorities are responsible for the violations committed by Polisario agents against a Sahrawi refugee, M'Rabih ADDA, in the camp of Tindouf (southeast Algeria).

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

On 24 August 2021, Alkarama seized the UN Special Rapporteur against Torture regarding the situation of  20 years old Yasser ROUIBAH, victim of torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment inflicted by Algerian police officers.

On 26 May 2021, Alkarama submitted the case of Mr. Abderrahmane Labreche, to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HR Committee). This 57-year-old Anglo-Algerian citizen was arbitrarily arrested on 29 June 2012 by agents of the Department of Research and Security (DRS) at Algiers International Airport; after which he was secretly detained and subjected to torture and other ill-treatment until his release 14 July 2012.

Alkarama shares the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  growing concern about the situation in Algeria, where "the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and participation in public affairs continue to be under attack.

During its 130th session held between 12 October and 6 November 2020, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee rendered its decision in the case of Achour Berkaoui, who was arrested in El Mouradia (wilaya of Algiers) in 1994 by Security forces and has been missing since.
On 4 June 2015, Alkarama had submitted a complaint to the Human Rights Committee on behalf of Tassadit Berkaoui, for the abduction and disappearance of her brother.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its deep concern regarding the deterioration of the human rights situation in Algeria and the continued and increasing repression of members of the peaceful movement calling for democracy and the promotion of freedom.

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