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Algeria

Monthly Updates

December 2022

On 24 December, Algerian authorities arrested Ihsane El-Kadi, a prominent journalist and director of Radio M and the Maghreb Emergent website, seen as Algeria’s last outlets for independent news. El-Kadi is known to be an outspoken critic of the military regime and one of Algeria’s most influential voices. This is the latest measure in the sustained crackdown on opposition by Algerian authorities since the Hirak protest movement in 2019-21, and the “culmination of a long persecution and endless judicial harassment" according to Reporters Without Borders.

November 2022

Algerian authorities launched an investigation into the enforced disappearances of activists missing since October. This is the latest incident in a worrying array of human rights violations in Algeria, where hundreds of activists and protesters have been arbitrarily detained, and dozens were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment at the hands of the security forces. Amnesty International has raised concerns and urged the government to ensure an effective and impartial investigation as serious human rights violations in Algeria have been spreading and escalating, and security forces responsible for these violations continue in impunity.

August 2022

Algeria’s former Interim Prime Minister, Noureddine Bedoui, was arrested on 23 August. Bedoui faces charges of corruption, mismanagement and violating the laws of public procurement during his tenure as the Governor of Constantine. Last year, the Algiers Judicial Council issued a 15-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and a 12-year sentence for former Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, charged with misappropriation of public funds, abuse of power and granting undue privileges. Events were regarded as a positive step by pro-democracy activists demanding an overhaul.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
44 616 330
System of government
Semi-Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane (since 2021)
Head of government party
Independent
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
List Proportional Representation
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
8.1%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
4.3%
Last legislative election
2021
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
9.7
Head of state
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
08/05/2017
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
76.60%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
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Arab Charter on Human Rights
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GSoD Indices

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