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Third cycle of the UPR, 27th session

Algerian authorities increasingly resorted to criminal prosecutions against bloggers, journalists and media figures for peaceful speech, using articles in the penal code criminalizing “offending the president,” “insulting state officials” or “denigrating…
Photo of Algerian President on April 28, 2014
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No Response from Algiers to Requests from UN Bodies

Algeria should uphold the values of the United Nations Human Rights Council by allowing UN human rights experts and international human rights nongovernmental organizations to visit the country, five human rights organizations said today. Algeria joined…
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Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of the Republic El-Mouradia Algeria   Dear President Bouteflika, With elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council quickly approaching, and with Algeria standing as a candidate, we are writing to urge your…
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The United Kingdom came in for robust questioning on its human rights record from other UN member states last week at the Human Rights Council, during the historic first session of the Universal Periodic Review Coming at a time when the UK government is…
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States Avoid Serious Discussion of Rights in Algeria, Tunisia

(Geneva) – The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council…
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Will Assess India, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and 12 Others

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN…
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No Room for ‘Darfur Denial’ at Human Rights Council

The December 12 special session of the Human Rights Council on Darfur offers member states a long overdue opportunity to tackle one of the worst human rights crises in the world, Human Rights Watch said today. Yet some council members, such as Algeria,…
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(Geneva) - This year's session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has proved even more disappointing than last year, Human Rights Watch said on the last day of the six-week meeting in Geneva.     An "abusers club" of governments hostile to…
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Human Rights Watch today called on the Algerian government to allow the United Nations to conduct a proper investigation into the massacres that have killed thousands of women, men and children in recent years. The Algerian authorities have steadfastly…