ALGERIA: BILL ON COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS PRESENTED WEDNESDAY TO LOWER HOUSE

ALGIERS, -- The bill on the Council of Human Rights (CNDH), an institution devoted to the promotion of human rights in Algeria, was presented Wednesday before the People's National Assembly (Lower House).

Divided into four chapters and 35 articles, the bill grants the Council broad prerogatives in terms of promotion and protection of human rights. The Council's mission consists in voicing opinions, recommendations, suggestions and reports on every issue relating to human rights to the government or Parliament.

It also provides for issuing and presenting periodical reports before the United Nations' mechanisms and bodies and regional institutions on the implementation of their observations and recommendations.

In the field of human rights protection and without prejudice to prerogatives of the judicial authority, the Council issues early alerts in situations of tension or crisis that may lead to violations of human rights and takes the necessary preventive measures in coordination with the relevant authorities.

The CNDH also visits detention, custody places and facilities hosting persons with specific needs and ensures mediation to enhance relations between public institutions and citizens.

Source: Nam News Network