Title Law n°09-01 completing the Penal Code (irregular exit, trafficking), 25 February 2009
 

Date of adoption

 

 

25 February 2009

 

Entry into force

 

 

8 March 2009

Text versions French

 

Official source: Official Journal of the Republic of Algeria N° 15 of 8 March 2009

Abstract

 

  • Irregular exit, human trafficking, trafficking of migrants

 

Since the entry into force of the Law of 25 February 2009, the Algerian courts have been forced to apply article 303 bis 4 of the Penal Code on trafficking in persons.

 

In 2010, 18 people were convicted of “transport and transfer by deception and acceptance of payment”, which is under the law of 25 February 2009, a crime of trafficking in persons. They were sentenced to prison terms ranging from two (2) to five (5) years. 12 others were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from eight (8) years to ten (10) years, having committed the crime of trafficking as an organized criminal group (Article 305 bis 5 of the Penal Code).

Sources: Ministry of Justice, Department of the jurisprudence of courts and tribunals, Monthly Bulletin March 2010 Document available in Arabic only.

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April 2010

The Algiers court, corrections section: 13 convictions under the Act of February 25, 2009 to terms of imprisonment ranging from 2 to 4 months for violation of Article 175 bis 1 of the Criminal Code relating to the prosecution of persons leaving the country illegally.

Oran court, corrections section: 17 convictions under the aforesaid Act of imprisonment ranging from 15 days to three (3) months and the sentences imposed on mothers who attempted to leave the country illegally along with their minor children.

Court of Annaba, correctional section: 29 convictions under the aforesaid Act sentences ranging from 4 to 6 months imprisonment and 16 sentences of imprisonment for mothers who attempted to cross the Mediterranean clandestine manner and seniors (over 65) convicted of the same offense.

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May 2010

 

Algiers court, correctional section: 10 convictions under the Act of February 25, 2009 to sentences of imprisonment with suspension. All prisoners are people aged 22 to 38 years, all male and unmarried.

Oran court, corrections section: 13 convictions under the aforesaid Act of imprisonment with pains ranging from two to six months of imprisonment and four others were sentenced to the same term with suspension. All prisoners are male and are aged 19 to 23 years.

Court of Annaba, correctional section: 10 convictions under the Act of February 25, 2009 to terms of imprisonment ranging from one (1) month to three (3) months. Three of the ten prisoners are female and are aged 21 to 23 years. All prisoners are single.

Sources: Ministry of Justice, Directorate of Documentation, June 2010.

 

Ali Mebroukine