February 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Tunisian authorities, in celebration of the country's new constitution, to quash the sentences of anyone convicted under laws that violate human rights, including Jaber Mejri. In March 2012, Mejri and another blogger, Ghazi Beji, were sentenced to more than ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Tunisia's Parliament on Sunday passed a new constitution, its first since the ousting of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the country's democratic transition, stating his belief that Tunisia's example could serve as a model to other ...[read more]
January 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Tunisian members of parliament rejected Islam as the main source of law for the country on Saturday as they voted to establish a new constitution. The Islamist-led party and secular parties overcame intense debate about Islam's role in the country before beginning to draft the new constitution. ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Tunisian government on Sunday decided to prolong the nation's state of emergency, which has been in effect since opposition forces ousted former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Ben Ali fled Tunisia to Saudi Arabia in January 2011 during protests against his 23-year autocratic rule ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, applauded Tunisia's newly formed torture prevention body on Friday. The law establishing the organization was passed unanimously on Wednesday, and the Committee should be up and running once the law is published. Tunisia ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader and member of the National Constituent Assembly, Mohamed Brahmi. Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis, sparking protests throughout the country. Pillay called upon ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Egyptian Revolution began on January 25, 2011, when demonstrations arose throughout Egypt, including tens of thousands protesters gathering in the country's capital, Cairo. Inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia that ended with the resignation of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
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]
May 13, 2013
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Tunisia to modify the country's draft constitution to address potential human rights violations. After analyzing the third draft constitution, HRW expressed concern that the language recognizes universal human rights regarding only "cultural specificities ...[read more]

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