Euro-Med Monitor in Tunisia

Since the ousting of the Ben Ali regime in 2011, Tunisians have enjoyed greater freedom of expression, assembly, and association, including the freedom to form political parties. However, several factors hampered the consolidation of rights’ protections. These included the retention of the former regime’s repressive legal arsenal and attempts by the executive branch to control media and prosecute speech offenses. Judicial authorities prosecuted many journalists, bloggers, artists, and intellectuals on account of their peaceful exercise of freedom of expression using penal code provisions criminalizing “defamation,” “offenses against state agents,” and “harming public order,” all of which can result in prison terms.

In January 2014, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document.

Tunisia.. Authorities deliberately target the first line of defense for rights and freedoms

Nesreen Qernah
Lawyer and researcher

Tunisia: Escalating campaign to suppress freedoms and target human rights defenders and activists

Euro-Med Monitor to HRC: Judicial independence in Tunisia and Bahrain must be upheld

Good news on Euro-Med Monitor’s joint efforts towards ceasing human rights violations – August 2023

In urgent letter to African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Euro-Med Monitor calls for prioritising action on rights abuses in Tunisia and beyond

Tunisia: Migrant expulsion may amount to killing, international probe must be launched

For its egregious rights violations, Tunisia is rewarded by EU with more funding, equipment

Tunisia: Violence between locals and migrants in Sfax must be stopped

Middle East: Serious violations against the right to peacefully assemble

Tunisia: Continued detention of dissident Sahbi Atigue endangers his life