Algeria likely to accept receiving UN Special Rapporteurs
El Khabar, 11 may 2008
Algeria has initially accepted receiving United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion, as well as Special Rapporteur in charge of torture cases.
However, the UN is expecting also from Algeria to receive Special Rapporteurs working on enforced disappearance cases, the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and extrajudicial death penalty cases.
To recall, the last Special Rapporteur Algeria had received was Yakin Arturk in charge of violence against woman file.
Furthermore, the International Federation of Human Rights, IFHR has stressed on several points being sent to Algeria in the first meeting of the periodic review of global human rights.
I has called authorities for accepting receiving the Special Rapporteur in charge of torture, which Algeria still reject receiving since 1997.
The IFHR has expressed its concerns, in a communiqué of which El Khabar got a copy, on the emergency state being maintained in Algeria since 1992.
In turn, Algeria has already explained that the maintaining of the emergency state falls within the frame of “preventive measures being taken by the State to ensure the good functioning of public utilities and the protection of people and properties.”
By A.K/ Translation A. Ait El Hara