Human rights in Algeria: Brahimi highlights “continuous but insufficient improvement”

ALGERIA-Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi stressed Saturday in Algiers that human rights in Algeria “is witnessing a continuous but insufficient improvement,” adding that no country in the world can pretend perfection in the field of human rights.

“I don’t think that there is anyone in Algeria who claims that the situation of human rights is exemplary, but it is constantly improving. All parties must pursue efforts to achieve this goal,” stressed Brahimi on the sidelines of the Award ceremony during which received the Human Rights Award from the National Consultative Commission of Human Rights Promotion and Protection (CNCPPDH).

“Algerians are proud of human rights achievements in Algeria since independence but both the State and citizens must work for their promotion,” affirmed Brahimi.

Referring to a statement made by Cuba’s President Castro, in which he stressed that “the guarantee of human rights requires 62 criteria,” Brahimi said that “no country in the world meet these conditions.”

As regards the action of the International Criminal Court, which he deplored the reduced role, Brahimi reiterated his faith in international justice and recalled his enthusiasm for the creation of this body in 1992, stressing that doubts its viability due to the withdrawal of many countries like China, India, the US and Russia.

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