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Saral, Melek (2019) 'The Protection of Human Rights in Transitional Tunisia Capacity, Willingness and Capacity-Building.' Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 16 (1). pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

This article looks at the human rights protection in transitional post-uprising Tunisia, from 2011 to 2017, offering insights into the willingness to both protect human rights and build capacity in Tunisia. It focuses on the establishment of an adequate legal framework in Tunisia, with particular attention being paid to the constitution-making process and, on the establishment, the strengthening of certain institutional capacities, such as the constitutional court and the Truth and Dignity Commission. The article first gives a brief historical overview of the human rights situation in Tunisia. This is followed by an analysis of the willingness and capacity to protect human rights in post-uprising transitional Tunisia, in both the 2011–2014 and 2014–2017 periods.This article is based on evidence from a series of semi-structured interviews I conducted with the key political actors from various political parties, and actors from NGOs working on human rights, during field research in Tunisia in October-November 2017, supplemented by secondary literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISSN: 15544419
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Saral published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1515/mwjhr-2019-0005
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 08:43
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/30418
Related URLs: https://www.deg ... om/view/j/mwjhr
Funders: European Union

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