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Attacks on Justice 2005: Algeria

The judiciary continues to face interferences from the executive but for the first time judges have dared to challenge and resist them while publicly denouncing them. (more…)

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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/DZA/CO/3, 12 December 2007: Algeria

The Committee notes with concern that some provisions of the Criminal Code, in particular article 338, prohibit private sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex (Covenant, arts. 17 and 26). The State party should revoke these provisions. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-HRC-Algeria-2007-eng  

Algeria: Cabinet approves amnesty decree

On 27 February, Algeria’s cabinet approved a presidential decree implementing the “Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation” adopted in September 2005. The decree provides a blanket amnesty for crimes committed during the 1990’s conflict, including crimes under international law and grave human rights abuses. The practical effect of the decree will be to prevent victims […]

Algeria: Amnesty granted for crimes of the past

A referendum on 29 September approved the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation proposed by President Bouteflika. The Charter grants a general amnesty for grave human rights abuses, grants pardons to members of armed groups convicted or detained for actively supporting terrorism and exempts from prosecutions those involved in networks supporting terrorism if they submit […]