January 14, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice on Monday called on the government of Tunisia to adopt stronger constitutional measures to combat gender inequality and discrimination, while accelerating the participation of women in all aspects of society. The working ...[read more]
December 17, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Libyan government closed the country's southern border with Algeria, Niger, Chad and Sudan on Sunday and declared southern Libya as a military zone. The move was in response to growing lawlessness in Libya's southern provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. ...[read more]
November 30, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 30, 2011, a Tunisian military court convicted former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on torture charges relating to the torture of 17 military generals during a 1991 attempted coup. Ben Ali's sentence of 5 years in prison was added to a previous 35 year prison sentence from June ...[read more]
November 12, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The trial of former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi began on Monday, but the hearing was postponed until December 10 to give counsel from both sides additional time to prepare for the case. Mahmoudi served as prime minister under Muammar Gaddafi from 2006 until he fled to ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Tunisian authorities to investigate a series of attacks by religious extremists over the last 10 months and to bring to justice those responsible. Of the artists, intellectuals and political activists attacked, six filed formal complaints with police ...[read more]
September 21, 2012
by Sarah Posner
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged Algeria on Wednesday to remove restraints on civil society organizations in North Africa. Pillay applauded Algeria for vast improvements that the country has made since the 1990s when Algeria was entrenched in war. However, she also voiced ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
The Egyptian Revolution was one of the most prominent in a wave of protests that swept the Middle East beginning in early 2011. While many countries, including Bahrain, Yemen and Syria also experienced social reverberations that emanated from Tunisia's popular protests, a social movement that some ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice urged the government of Tunisia on Tuesday to ensure that women's rights are protected in line with the nation's international human rights obligations. Kamala Chandrakirana, the head of the UN Working Group, ...[read more]
August 13, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert C. Blitt of the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law argues that legislation recently introduced in Tunisia proposing to criminalize blasphemy underscores a pattern in predominantly Muslim countries that the US and other countries should contest in an ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Tunisian lawmakers to revise a draft law that would limit judicial independence in the country. According to HRW, the new bill sets up a temporary council for judicial supervision that has the authority to appoint, promote and dismiss judges. The rights ...[read more]

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