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Algeria: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7821, tabled on 14 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria to ensure that the National Commission for Non-Muslim Religious Groups functions efficiently and fairly, particularly to ensure that applications from churches are considered within the designated period.

Answered on

30 May 2018

Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is protected under the Algerian Constitution, and we have raised with the Algerian authorities the importance of ensuring those protections are reflected in their law and processes. I discussed FoRB with the Algerian Minister for Religious Affairs in October 2017, as did our Ambassador in January this year.