During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
WG on enforced disappearances, 2000
Received Sub-Committee visit
Algeria tabled contributions and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 2 July 2013. Algeria made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At international level, Algeria pledged to: strengthen the effectiveness of international cooperation on counter-terrorism; encourage constructive dialogue within the UPR Working Group; provide funding, in collaboration with OHCHR, to develop workshops in LDCs; strengthen cooperation with Special Procedures and extend a Standing Invitation; and regularly submit periodic reports under the treaties.
Domestically, it committed to: withdraw its reservation to article 15(4) of the CEDAW; promote the role of civil society organisations when preparing periodic reports; and establish a national mechanism to promote the CRC and the CRPD.
An analysis of steps taken by Algeria in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows a high-level of participation in the work of the Council – Algeria participated in around 75% of panel discussions and over half of interactive dialogues and general debates. Regarding Special Procedures cooperation, even though Algeria has not extended a Standing Invitation, it has accepted 6 out of 14 visit requests. It responded to 10 of the 20 communications received (50%). For those instruments to which Algeria is Party, while it does submit periodic reports, these are often late. In terms of UPR engagement, Algeria participates actively in other states’ reviews, speaking during 179 Working Group dialogues over the course of the first cycle. Algeria has yet to withdraw its reservation to article 15(4) of CEDAW. It continues to make voluntary contributions to OHCHR (of around US$150,000 in 2015 and US$10,000 in 2014).