April 11, 2014
by William Helbling
Amnesty International (AI) urged the UN Security Council on Friday to extend the MINURSO mandate to include human rights monitoring for its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara. AI sent a report to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon illustrating the immediate need for human rights monitoring in ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday expressed concern about Algerian authorities suppressing demonstrations in the weeks leading up to the Algerian elections. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is running for a fourth term, and the crackdown on protests appears to focus on demonstrators ...[read more]
March 13, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. Belbacha, a native Algerian who was detained in Pakistan in 2002, had been held at Guantanamo for 12 years without a trial or formal charges. Algeria tried Belbacha in absentia in ...[read more]
February 9, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The UN and the African Union (AU) have signed a joint agreement on the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Africa. The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, signed the document with Ambassador Smail Chergui of Algeria, Commissioner for Peace and ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday announced that it transferred two prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the government of their native Algeria. Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem were transferred to Algerian custody despite their claims that they would likely face ...[read more]
November 30, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The attorney for Belkacem Bensayah and Djamel Ameziane, two Algerian detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay said on Friday the two will oppose their release back to Algeria, which could take place as early as this week. The two claim they would likely face persecution should they be released back ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday elected 14 countries to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The assembly chose Algeria, China, Cuba, France Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday alleged that the Algerian government has violated international and domestic law by impinging upon independent trade unions' rights to freely associate and collectively bargain. Algerian lawmakers adopted Law 90-14 in 1990, pursuant to which workers could ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday announced the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to their home country of Algeria. The two men, Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab, are the first to be released from the detention center in over a year and are reported to have ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]

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