This very interesting article by Eric Goldstein is published by Human Rights Watch (HRW):
It is sadly commonplace that many countries that respect human rights the least have constitutions that respect human rights the most. Iraq’s constitution under Saddam Hussein, for example, guaranteed freedom of expression, assembly, religion, privacy, and the rest.
What’s less common is when a government decides to drop all pretense at respecting a right by expunging it from its constitution.
Algerian authorities seem to have done just that by airbrushing the right to freedom of belief, a fixture of every constitution since Algeria gained its independence in 1962, from the one adopted last November.
Read the full article here.