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Advancing Rights: A follow-up report on Tunisia’s human rights landscape by MRG and partners

8 February 2024

Minority Rights Group, in partnership with the Association for the Right to Difference, Avocats Sans Frontières and Mnemty, submitted a follow-up report to the concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee on the 6th periodic report of Tunisia, which were adopted on 27 March 2020. The Committee is the UN treaty body in charge of monitoring the application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

In March 2024, the Committee will review relevant developments in relation to its 2020 recommendations to Tunisia. In particular, the Committee will look at issues concerning: the Constitutional Court, the State of emergency and counterterrorism, and Freedom of peaceful assembly and excessive use of force by State agents. MRG and partners’ report focuses on the Constitutional Court, and it provides information on important developments since the adoption of the concluding observations in 2020.

MRG and partners had submitted a shadow report to the Human Rights Committee in March 2020.