In 2004, the President of Algeria announced an impending amnesty law that would turn the pages of one of Algeria’s darkest moments in recent history. In response, the families of the disappeared organized themselves into several associations throughout the country to ensure their loved ones’ stories not be hidden behind blanket amnesty and to demand justice.
As the amnesty law became imminent, these groups of families joined together under the National Coordination of Families of the Disappeared (NCFD) to campaign for a 25-point legal platform against impunity. Now, in addition to campaigning and information-sharing, the Coordination testifies to Human Rights Commissions in the UN, to which it has a permanent correspondent. The NCFD has filed 2500 cases to the UN Working Group on Forced Disappearances.
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