Algeria’s 2012 Law on Associations grants the government sweeping powers to regulate the activities of associations, and to refuse to register, re-register, or dissolve, them. The law further imposes unwarranted restrictions on the ability of associations to receive foreign funding, and imposes criminal liability, including fines, for members and leaders of associations. The 2012 law requires that associations that were previously lawfully registered seek and obtain re-registration. Human rights groups including the Algerian League for Human Rights (Ligue Algérienne des Droits de l’Homme, LADDH) and Youth Action Rally (Rassemblement Action Jeunesse, RAJ) have received no response when seeking re-registration.
Civic Space Developments