HUMAN RIGHTS IN ALGERIA

Stronger Prerogatives for Parliament

In accordance with the amended Constitution of Feb. 2016, the Algerian Parliament henceforth holds a number of additional prerogatives guaranteeing its independence and which will enable it to use new tools such as investigating committees and fact-finding committees to fully play its role as overseer of the Executive.

Furthermore, the constitutional changes have also further empowered parliamentary opposition, which will now enjoy stronger rights to speak up against government action, hold opposition meetings, have broader access to public media, get public financing, and the ability to appeal any parliamentary decision to the Constitutional Council.

In the same vein, the amended Constitution calls for the creation of higher independent authority to monitor elections.