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Algerian draft constitution: Human rights concerns

, Index number: MDE 28/2601/2020

This memorandum sets out Amnesty International’s concerns about selected provisions of the pre-draft which are incompatible with international human rights obligations Algeria assumed including under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Overall, the proposed constitutional revisions are a mixed bag for human rights, strengthening some human rights guarantees and introducing new ones while leaving some existing human rights gaps unaddressed and perpetuating the preponderance of the executive over the judiciary.

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