ERIC Number: ED425813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rights of the Child in Algeria.
This report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child contains observations of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) concerning the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Algeria. The report's introduction asserts that although OMCT welcomes legislative and institutional efforts made by Algeria since 1992 to carry out its obligations under the Convention, many efforts thus far are insufficient or contradictory. The report then contains observations and recommendations in the following areas: (1) definition of the child; (2) penal responsibility of the child; (3) the right to be heard in any procedure; (4) competent jurisdiction; (5) sanctions applied to children; (6) death penalty and life imprisonment; (7) definition and prohibition of torture; (8) protection during police custody; (9) medical examination during police custody; (10) sanctions in case of arbitrary arrest or detention; (11) validity of confessions obtained under torture; (12) prosecution of those responsible for torture; (13) sanctions for those who torture children; (14) sanctions of other offenses against children; (15) discrimination regarding children; and (16) minorities or native groups. Following its own conclusions, the report includes a summary of observations and recommendations by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child--Algeria, in the following areas: positive factors, factors and difficulties impeding the implementation of the convention, principal subjects of concern, and suggestions and recommendations. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Algeria
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child