The Problem with Tunisia’s New Constitution

By Amna Guellali, 6 February 2014
[Photo courtesy of Magharebia]
[Photo courtesy of Magharebia]
<p>Tunisia’s revolution reached a milestone in late January when it passed a new constitution, setting a new course for the country’s future. The National Constituent Assembly has spent nearly two years of hard work on the document, with a month devoted solely to debating and scrutinizing each and every article. While the constitution has since been approved by the Assembly, one article in particular reveals some serious legal contradictions. The inconsistencies of Article 6 and other ambivalent constitutional clauses warrant scrutiny. As Tunisia builds its political and legal future, a constitution which such open interpretation could mean the legal undermining of human rights.</p>
Read the full article here: Human Rights Watch


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