APS - 21 December 2021
ALGIERS- Minister of Justice Abderrachid Tabi affirmed Tuesday, in Algiers, that Algeria, through its 2020's Constitution, has adopted all the individual and collective freedoms contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international charters.
In his speech in a ceremony at El Aurassi Hotel, in Algiers, on the occasion of the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, organized by the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Algeria, Tabi said that the consecutive Algerian Constitutions, from the first Constitution of 1963 until the Constitution of 1 November 2020, have adopted all the individual and collective freedoms contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the relevant international charters, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights."
In this respect, the minister pointed out that the new Constitution "has not only adopted the rights and freedoms contained in this Declaration, but has also established their exercise as a main objective and the justice as the guarantor for these rights and freedoms."
Concerning the fair trial, the minister said that it is based on "the principles of criminal and procedural legality" allowing the compliance with the principles of fair trial set out in the penal code."
He underlined that the protection of human rights in Justice concerns prisons through "the humanization of detention conditions and the respect of the detainees' rights," by guaranteeing health care, at the physical and psychological levels.
"In terms of observance of human rights, Algeria has adopted a total transparency, in cooperation with the non-governmental organizations, notably the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which paid 296 visits to prisons," concluded the minister.