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Tunisia: Wounded of the Revolution still struggle 10 years on
Ten years after the Tunisian Revolution on January 14, 2011, the authorities still have not published the official list of wounded and martyrs of this…
Gilbert Naccache, a Crystal memory
Jewish political dissident Gilbert Naccache long suffered repression and anti-Semitic attacks from the authorities and his fellow Tunisians. This left-wing activist, a former political prisoner…
Tunisia’s transitional justice at the mercy of politics
Three parties and a president have produced bills aimed at national reconciliation, often driven by the desire to interrupt or even reverse the transitional justice…
Tunisian transitional justice in danger, warns civil society
The new government’s contested appointments and unclear positions on transitional justice have put this process at risk again, say civil society and victims who have…
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…
Tunisia: Remembering Sadok Hichri
Civil society paid tribute on 20 June to Sadok Hichri, one of the leaders of the Baath Arab Nationalist Party, who died 36 years ago.…
As Tunisia emerges from confinement, what future for its specialized chambers?
As Tunisia this week starts gradually coming out of confinement, will the fate of the judicial chambers specialized in transitional justice be sacrificed on 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…
Tunisian President “can put dictatorship archives at centre of debate”
In the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, Farah Hached founded Labo Democratique, an NGO whose aim is to help consolidate a “living and innovative” democracy.…
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…
Tunisian government to “respond to all TRC demands”
There is a wind of change in Tunisia following several announcements hailed by civil society: upcoming publication in the Official Journal of the truth commission’s…
Tunisia: Battle over Truth Commission archives
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission has recently completed the transfer of its archives to the country’s National Archives. But it does not want this institution…
Tunisia: Truth still elusive in symbolic Barkati case
The trial of the alleged torturers and killers of Nabil Barkati, a leftwing activist tortured to death in 1987, seems to be the most advanced…
“I’m not sure Tunisia’s political parties will advance human rights,” says expert
Law professor and human rights activist Wahid Ferchichi is an expert on transitional justice in Tunisia. Nine years after the revolution in Tunisia and one…
Tunisian victims still suffering nine years on
Nine years after the Tunisian revolution, which began on 17 December 2010, victims of serious human rights violations are still in great distress. Poorly coordinated…
Tunisia’s specialized courts at a standstill
In a deserted courtroom, two victims recounted the arrests, brutal interrogations, torture and lay-offs that followed the strike of 26 January 1978. Yet this is…
Tunisia: what will the newly elected do for transitional justice?
Tunisia has a new jurist President and a new political landscape emerging from the October 6 elections which could, if confirmed by the game of…
Tunisia’s presidential hopefuls shun transitional justice issue
Transitional justice is an issue almost absent from Tunisia’s current presidential campaign. There are 26 candidates in the running, but hardly any focus on this…