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Introduction TRIAL lodged an individual complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs.Rabiha Mihoubi in March 2009. She acts in the name of her son, Nour-Eddine Mihoubi, who was kidnapped January 27, 1993 in Bou Saâda and has been missing since. He disappeared during a widespread campaign of forced disappearances in Algeria between 1992...

Enforced disappearance of Mohamed Lemmiz

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
Introduction In May 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs. Taous Azouz, acting on behalf of her son, Mohamed Lemmiz. The latter disappeared after having been arrested by members of the Algerian army. This incident occurred within the general context of the enforced disappearance of thousands of...

Enforced Disappearance of Benattia Zerrougui

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
Introduction In June 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ahmed Zerrougui, acting for his brother, Benattia Zerrougui. The latter was arrested on 1st June around 12 a.m., in Tiaret. He has since disappeared. This case comes within the general context of the enforced disappearance of thousands...

Enforced disappearance of Djillali Larbi

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
Introduction In October 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Djelloul Larbi, acting in the name of his father, Djillali Larbi. The latter was arrested by the Algerian police on 25 May 1994. He was subsequently detained for three weeks in different local police stations, and was transferred to an u...

Will Algeria finally take action after further UN condemnations?

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Five Algerian victims of enforced disappearances have recently obtained justice before the UN as a result of TRIAL’s ongoing efforts. This brings the number of condemnations against Algeria by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) to about twenty but, so far, Algeria has taken no steps to implement these decisions. TRIAL calls on Algerian authorities to do everything po...

No immunity for Algerian former defence Minister

31.07.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Geneva, 31 July  2012  The Federal Criminal Court (FCC) released today a landmark decision in the case of Khaled Nezzar, an Algerian former defence minister denounced by TRIAL for war crimes. The FCC found that Mr. Nezzar cannot claim immunity for acts committed during his tenure, thus paving the way for a trial in Switzerland. The present decision opens up signifi...
TRIAL just won a seventh case against Algeria before the United Nations Human Rights Committee concerning Mr. Djaafar Sahbi's enforced disappearance in 1995.. The NGO welcomes the Committee's decision and hopes that light will be shed on the serious human rights violations that took place during the Algerian internal conflict and that impunity will no longer protect t...

Efforts continue in favor of Algerian victims!

22.03.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Alkarama, the Collective of families of disappeared persons in Algeria (CFDA) and TRIAL keep up their efforts for victims of grave human rights violations in Algeria.   The United Nations Human Rights Committee will meet on Monday, March 25, 2013 in order to monitor the implementation of its decisions in cases of human rights violations. In preparation for...
The United Nations Human Rights Committee just recently condemned Algeria in yet again another case of enforced disappea...
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On 4 November 1998, exactly fourteen years ago, Mr. Hanafi died following acts of torture he suffered while in the hands of the Algerian authorities. Despite the condemnation of Algeria by the UN Committee against Torture in June 2011, those responsible for committing such acts have still not been punished, and the family has not received any compensation. On 16 Ju...
Geneva, 11 September 2012 The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently condemned Algeria in a case of enforced disappearance. In May 1996, Mr. Kamel Rakik, 33 years old, was arrested at his home, around 30 km from Algiers, by policemen of Algiers’ wilaya. He was brought to the Chateauneuf Police officers school where he was tortured. He has not been seen sinc...

Algeria: Two brothers forcibly disappeared in retaliation

07.06.2012 - (Last modified: 20.10.2016)
Introduction In August 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs Taous Djebbar and Mr Saadi Chihoub, acting in the name of their sons, Djamel and Mourad Chihoub. Djamel Chihoub first, then his brother Mourad six months latter, were arrested by members of the Algerian army and are have been repporte...
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