TRIAL submits 10th case against Algeria to UN Human Rights Committee
The case of Djillali Larbi submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
The Advocacy Center – TRIAL (ACT), representing Djillali Larbi’s son, lodged an individual complaint against Algeria before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in October 2008.
It is the tenth individual communication brought by the ACT against Algeria.
Djillali Larbi disappeared on 14 June 1994, three weeks after being arrested by the Algerian police in the village of Mechraa Sfa. After being detained in different nearby police stations, he was transferred to an unknown place, and his family has heard nothing concerning his fate ever since.
All the initiatives taken by Djillali Larbi’s relatives were to no avail, and the Algerian authorities did not undertake any investigation into his whereabouts. Moreover, his family is today legally deprived of its right of access to justice, as complaints for forced disappearances against members of Algerian security forces are prohibited.
The ACT requests the Human Rights Committee to demand the liberation of Djillali Larbi, to declare that Algeria violated the fundamental rights of both Djillali Larbi and his son, and that, as a result, redress should be granted.
For more information on this case, see here.