Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union : EP resolutions

Imprisonment of workers and human rights activists in Algeria 

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the imprisonment of workers and human rights activists in Algeria.

The text adopted in plenary had been jointly tabled by the S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Parliament expressed its concern at the arrest and detention of worker activists, as they are being detained in spite of the fact that their activities are fully permissible under Algerian law and in line with the international human rights instruments which Algeria has ratified.

Recalling that Algeria has an obligation to respect universal human rights, including freedom of assembly and association, Members considered that harassment and intimidation of labour rights activists and human rights defenders, including at judicial level, is not a practice in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.