21-03-2023 11:00
The state of human rights in Algeria

Hearings DROI
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On 21 March 2023, DROI will hold a public hearing on "The state of human rights in Algeria in the framework of the renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood" to discuss recent developments in the field of human rights and the rule of law in Algeria. The hearing will be held in association with the standing delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries (DMAG).

Algeria is a key strategic partner for the EU in the Southern Neighbourhood, notably in view of the adoption of The New Agenda for the Mediterranean. Both the EU and Algeria have committed to achieve the objectives of the EU-Algeria Association Agreement and to implement the common partnership priorities, notably on the political dialogue, governance, rule of law and promotion of human rights.

The Subcommittee will discuss the situation of human rights in the country with Dr Dalia Ghanem (EUISS, expert on Algeria) and Mr Saïd Salhi (human rights defender, Vice-President of the dissolved Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights), as well as with Mr. Abdelmadjid Zaalani, President of Algeria's National Human Rights Council.