Webinars with Tunisian civil society to follow up on the review
Tunisia was reviewed by the Human Rights Committee in March 2020
Tunisia’s implementation of the ICCPR was reviewed by the Human Rights Committee in March 2020. The review resulted in 24 recommendations, of which three were considered urgent and priority: the establishment of the constitutional court, the never-ending State of emergency and the fight against terrorism, and freedom of assembly and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials.
In a follow-up to these recommendations, the Centre organised a series of two webinars with Tunisian civil society focusing on the participation of public affairs. The goal of these webinars was twofold: to inform civil society about the recommendations published by the Human Rights Committee, and to coordinate civil society activities in response to them. Participants included representatives from the Carter Center, Centre tunisien méditéranéen (TU-MED), Coalition Ofiya, Mourakiboun, Article 19, and Chahed Observatoire.
The webinars focused on several topics: the establishment of the Constitutional Court, one of the priority concerns of the Human Rights Committee, the participation of women in public affairs, corruption, freedom of expression and ISIE, the authority in charge of organising elections in Tunisia.