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Kamel Matmati
Tunisia: glimmers of hope in the Matmati trial
It is 30 years since the murder and disappearance of young Tunisian Islamist activist Kamel Matmati and three years since the trial for him opened,…
Demonstration for women rights in Tunisia
Tunisia: Are women the “ordinary victims” of political violence?
Sociologist Sélima Kebaili, a gender studies researcher at the University of Lausanne, looks in a recent thesis at women’s experience of transitional justice in Tunisia.…
Ayachi Hammami: “There’s been mismanagement of time” in Tunisia’s transitional justice
When he was appointed head of the Ministry of Human Rights and Relations with Constitutional Bodies and Civil Society in February 2020, lawyer and activist…
Tunisia: Trabelsi “slave” faces former masters
On 2 July, the specialized chamber in Tunis heard defendants in the case of Rachida Kouki, a housemaid who worked for the family of the…
Justice is eminently political, says Tunisian expert
What are the links between transitional justice and political changes in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria? We talked to Eric Gobe, research director at the French…
Tunisia and the repression of left-wing youth
In the 1960s and 1970s, young Tunisian students joined the extreme left to oppose the absolute power of President Bourguiba. They were called “Perspectivists”. They…
Sihem Bensedrine: “France and the World Bank should compensate Tunisian victims”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Sihem Bensedrine Head of the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) in Tunisia In Tunisia, the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) has just…
Mokhtar Trifi: It is the suspected perpetrators who are applying the transitional justice law!
Mokhtar Trifi, former president of the Tunisian Bar Association and of the Tunisian Human Rights League as well as vice-president of the World Organization Against…
Tunisia: constant doubt and frustration in the Fayçal Baraket case
The trial in the case of Fayçal Baraket, who died under torture in October 1991, is postponed for the third time. The President of the…
Tunisia and the Struggle for Individual Rights, an interview with Slim Laghmani
Emerging from dictatorship also requires legal reforms. In Tunisia, the report of the Commission on individual liberties and equality (Colibe) has sparked controversy by challenging…
Week in Review: The importance of remembrance
This week, JusticeInfo.net examined the significance of a memorial to the Armenian genocide recently inaugurated in a Geneva park. “Despite opposition from Ankara, the “Streetlights…
Week in Review: ICC withdrawals and fragile transitional justice
How should the International Criminal Court react after first Burundi and now the Philippines decided to withdraw their membership? Numerous African countries have also threatened…
Week in Review: Questions in Tunisia, and Switzerland returns stolen funds
Tunisia’s transition is certainly chaotic, but it is also lively and resilient, as JusticeInfo.net showed this week. This country, last bastion of the Arab Spring, is questioning…
Week in Review: Rule of law under threat in Tanzania and Tunisia
Tanzania is one of the rare African countries known for being peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic. Its revered former long-time president Julius Nyerere decided, unlike many of…
Week in Review: Testing times for TJ from Kosovo to Burundi
This was a bad week for transitional justice, in Kosovo, Tunisia and Burundi. In Kosovo, the authorities are trying to stop the special tribunal charged…
Week in Review: Gambia, Mali, Tunisia and Iraq
Transitional justice is moving forward in Gambia with the setting up of a Truth Commission.  The Commission’s task will be no less than to “mend…
Week in Review: Hope in Guinea, disappointment in Togo, impunity in Burundi
Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the…
Week in Review: African dictators cling to power, as Tunisia protests austerity again
On JusticeInfo.net, French jurist Didier Niewiadowski looks at what he calls “exception for insecurity”, a pretext used by African dictators to postpone elections indefinitely. The…
Week in Review: Transitional justice under pressure in Tunisia and Myanmar
The difficulties of transitional justice were illustrated this week in countries as diverse as Tunisia, Burundi, Myanmar and Nepal. In Tunisia,  a JusticeInfo investigation showed…