Tunisia


Path To Transitional Justice Less Clear In Tunisia After Controversial Vote

Tensions remain high in Tunisia after a March 26th vote by the Tunisian Parliament determining that the mandate of the country’s human rights and truth commission would not be extended, according to the Al-Monitor news agency. This decision has been controversial, going against the advice of groups such as Human […]


The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]


Tunisia Overturns Law Banning Women From Marrying Non-Muslims

Women’s rights achieved a victory this week when the Tunisian government overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.  A spokeswoman for Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the decision on Thursday and wrote, “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom […]


Tunisian Fishermen Prevent Far-Right Ship From Docking, Precarious Model For Civilian Defence Of Migrant Lives

A group of Tunisian fishermen prevented a far-right ship from docking in Zarzis early last week. Chartered by Génération Identitaire (GI), the C-star ship had been set to dock in the Tunisian city in order to refuel and replenish supplies. By interfering, local fishermen forced the ship further along the […]


Re-calculating The Route To Transparency: The Economic Reconciliation Bill And Tunisian Society

While the exact trigger for the Arab Spring in Tunisia is hard to determine, issues such as high unemployment, corruption and national repression have served as catalysts towards the ongoing violation of economic, social and cultural rights. The former regime of Ben Ali: defined by such attributes readied the environment […]


The Arab Spring

                                                   Timeline: 17 December, 2010 – Tunisia begins the crisis after a street vendor, Mohammed Bouazizi, set himself on fire protesting against local police who humiliated […]