ALGIERS – Tuesday, 07 November 2023 (APS) – Minister of Justice Abderrachid Tabi affirmed Tuesday that the holding of the 71st ordinary session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AFCHPR) in Algeria reflects its willingness to promote this event, stressing the interest given by the country’s authorities to human rights at the national, regional and international levels, in accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

In an address at the opening of the works, Tabi affirmed, that by hosting this African event for one month, Algeria “proves its faithfulness to its regional and international commitments in terms of human rights, enshrined in different relevant international conventions.”

“Through its legal and judicial structures, Algeria continues to translate the contents of these texts in its national procedural and substantive laws, by adjusting to the international changes in terms of protecting human beings against anything that can infringe their basic rights,” he said.

Joining this African mechanism, added Tabi, mirrors the national conviction that enshrining human and peoples’ rights requires the implementation of a suitable judicial protection likely to ensure these rights in case of violation or denial.

The minister also stressed that the objective is “to establish the legal and judicial security, as two main catalysts for peace and security in the world,” adding that “Algeria makes sure, since the independence, to voice and stress the importance of the joint action and of the regional and international cooperation in terms of the respect and promotion of human rights.”

In this regard, Tabi hailed the African Court, President, magistrates, executives and employees, for their “efforts to protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa,” adding that this Court “has become, with merit, a judicial benchmark and a noble symbol for the whole humanity in the defense of just causes, and whose professionalism is an asset and a source of pride for this continental judicial body.”