Algeria

Justice Minister: The 2020 constitution adopted all individual and collective freedoms contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, Abderrachid Tabi, affirmed today, Tuesday, that Algeria, through the 2020 constitution, has adopted all the individual and collective rights and freedoms contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other international covenants.

The Minister of Justice said in a speech during a ceremony held at the El-Aurassi Hotel (Algiers) on the occasion of the commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights organized by the National Council for Human Rights, in cooperation with the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in Algeria, that the successive constitutions of Algeria, starting with the first constitution of 1963 through to the Constitution of November 1, 2020, “adopted all the individual and collective rights and freedoms contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the relevant international covenants, the most important of which are the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”

Algeria has also adopted – the minister adds – in the field of respect for human rights “full transparency”, in cooperation with non-governmental organizations, led by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which conducted 296 visits to penal institutions and juvenile prisons.

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