A new human rights organization to defend Algerians who are living abroad is created in Batna (eastern Algeria) on Saturday by a group of young lawyers from different provinces of the country, called the “Algerian Lawyers Without Borders Association”, which seeks to protect rights, freedoms and defend the issues of Algerians abroad.
Representatives of Algeria’s Association of Lawyers Without Borders confirmed that the idea of its creation dates back to more than a year of reflection and collective preparation among the members who oversaw the work of the Constituent General Assembly consisting of 14 provinces in Batna, such as Batna, Constantine, Ain Defla, Tebessa, Guelma, Annaba, Algiers, Boumerdes, Bordj Bou Arreridj and Biskra.
According to the representatives of the organization, it has social and human rights objectives and aims to represent and defend the Algerians who are imprisoned and detained outside the national territory, and helping the most disadvantaged groups in society to access justice to claim their rights and recover them.
“The activities of our associations will be done with respect to the domestic laws of the country and international regulations, and the focus on issues of Algerian illegal immigrants who are imprisoned in the European countries”, they said.
“Our organization seeks to employ young lawyers and exploit their competence in various fields to develop the profession and highlight the role of the elite in building the society and the promotion of the legal aspect of human rights”.
Structures of the association are expected to be installed, within the next few days, starting from the three major regional departments in the south-east, headed by Pr. Kamriche Salaheddine from Guelma (eastern Algeria), and the South-Central headed by Pr. Mohamed Ben Tifour from Algiers, and the South-West headed by Pr. Fourar Ahmed from Chlef (western Algeria), and the procedure will include the rest of the country’s provinces later on.