Algeria: Religious Freedom:Written question - HL7824

Asked on: 14 May 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Algeria: Religious Freedom
Lords
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.
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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.

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