APS : Saturday, 10 December 2022
ALGIERS- President of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), Abdelmadjid Zaâlani said Saturday, the election of Algeria as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, was a “valuable achievement”
that strengthens its role in promoting several initiatives that support the principles and values of human rights throughout the world.
In an interview granted to APS, on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, Zaâlani said the pride of his body of the election of Algeria as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, an election that is the fruit of “great efforts made by Algeria in the last three years through an active diplomacy, dynamic and positive, and its pivotal role distinguished at both regional and continental level,” he added.
This membership “will open for our country, opportunities in the corridors of this august body, for the initiative and the proposal in many areas related to human rights, in addition to the right that is granted in terms of access to the bodies and working teams of the UN Human Rights Council, he added.
Regarding the “remarkable” success of Algeria in its universal periodic review before the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, the President of the Council said that more than 100 countries had welcomed the protection and promotion of these rights in Algeria, noting that this was a general trend “due to the fact that these countries were convinced of the seriousness of the major reform project undertaken in Algeria, starting with the Constitutional Revision of 2020, introduced by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, which has provided a wide range of rights and guarantees implemented on the ground, in addition to some legislative mechanisms to protect these rights.
In this regard, he stressed that the institutions related to human rights in Algeria are “regularly” fulfilling their missions to ensure the rights of citizens at the various constitutional bodies of control and consultation.