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Magistrates and lawyers hold signs and banners that read "Association of Tunisian magistrates" and "Restore the high judicial council".
Tunisia: A “reconciliation” law that goes against transitional justice  
Corruption, tax fraud and misappropriation of public property can now be amnestied in Tunisia. On March 21, President Kaïes Saïed used his expanded executive powers…
Rachid Ammar surrounded by soldiers and demonstrators
Tunisia: General Rachid Ammar, a 'hero of the revolution' charged with homicide
Through him, the role of the army is on trial. General Rachid Ammar, former Tunisian army Chief of Staff appeared on Monday, February 14, before…
Kaïs Saïed delivers a speech on television
Tunisia: Transitional justice holds its breath
At the end of August, Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed prolonged the powers he had assumed in his July 25 coup de force. Since then, the…
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.…
Instance générale des résistants, des martyrs et blessés de la révolution et des opérations terroristes
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…
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…