Algeria and France sign extradition convention for criminals

French and Algerian justice ministers, Nicole Belloubet and Tayeb Louh, in Algiers on January 27, 2019. Photo: AFP

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh and his French counterpart, Nicole Belloubet, Sunday in Algiers signed the convention on the extradition of criminals between the two countries.

At the end of the signing of the document, the Algerian Minister reassured that this convention was in conformity with the principle of “respect for human rights and the guarantee of fundamental freedoms” and stipulates that “the parties undertake to engage reciprocally, persons prosecuted or sentenced by their competent judicial authorities “.

For its part, the French Guards of Seals described the convention as “very important”, stating that it “seals the culmination of six years of negotiations (given the complexity and sensitivity of the legal issues raised”).

Algiers and Paris cooperate in the areas of mutual legal assistance, counter-terrorism and information exchange.

“Our judicial cooperation is marked by its wealth and effectiveness,” said the day before a statement from the French Embassy in Algeria, adding that “Algeria is a strategic partner for France, whether our exchanges in the fight against terrorism or in civil matters “.

In this regard, the two ministers announced that the draft of the judicial conventions in civil and commercial matters is being negotiated between the experts of the two countries.

During her two-day visit to Algeria, Ms. Belloubet will exchange with “the actors of the Algerian judicial system to better understand the issues and expectations of our cooperation”.

This visit will be an opportunity to discuss “the modernization of jurisdictions as part of the reforms in our two countries to make justice closer to citizens and adapt to new digital tools,” says the source.

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