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Algeria: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7824, tabled on 14 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the content, and (2) the use of, anti-proselytisation laws in Algeria and their effect on freedom of religion or belief in that country.

Answered on

30 May 2018

Algerian law grants all individuals the right to practise their religion as long as they respect public order and regulations. It is legal to convert to another faith. However, an Ordonnance makes it illegal for non-Muslims to incite or attempt to persuade a Muslim to convert to another religion. The UK is encouraging the Algerian Government to make its laws fully compatible with principles of Freedom of Religious Belief in their Constitution.