Algeria

Criminalisation of activists and journalists continue

During 2022, the prosecution, intimidation and criminalisation of human rights defenders and activists continue, especially after authorities approved legislation to expand the definition of terrorism. Read more

Criminalisation of activists and journalists continue

Repression intensifies as Hirak protests resume

Ahead of the Legislative elections, the government arrested and prosecuted several activists and implemented a crackdown on protests. Read more

Repression intensifies  as Hirak protests resume

NGOs call on authorities to end persecution of activists

In September 2020, 31 organisations called on the Algerian authorities to end their ongoing and accelerated persecution of activists, critical voices, and independent journalists. The statement came out ahead of the 1 November constitutional referendum and also in regards to worrisome COVID-related restrictions on civil and political freedoms. Read more

NGOs call on authorities to end persecution of activists

Minister vows to crush dissent "with an iron fist" ahead of elections

Algeria's interior minister used strong language to threaten those he perceives as destabilising the country amidst large-scale protests and boycotts. Read more

Minister vows to crush dissent "with an iron fist" ahead of elections

Expression

Algeria’s 2012 Law on Information places substantial restrictions on the ability of associations to publish and disseminate information. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The right to freedom of peaceful assembly is severely restricted in Algeria, in both law and practice. Read more

Association

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. Read more

Algeria-Overview

In spite of progressive constitutional changes adopted by the Algerian parliament in early 2016, Algerian civil society operates in an environment highly restrictive to human rights. Read more