Wahid Ferchichi

Professor of Law at the University of Tunis and president of the Tunisian Association for the Defense of Individual Freedoms

Tunisian Court Defends Advocacy of Homosexual Rights

On 17 May 2019, the Tunis Court of Appeal issued a ruling that enshrines the right to establish an association to advocate for the rights and human dignity of homosexuals and sexual minoriti...Read More >>

Tunisia’s Specialized Units to Investigate Crimes of Violence Against Women: Expectations and Challenges

Since February 2018, when the Organic Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women entered into effect in Tunisia, a question has been raised about the extent to which it would be enforc...Read More >>

Threatening the Right to Organize: The Legal Crackdown on Associations in Tunisia

The legal text regulating associations in Tunisia is Decree No. 88 of 2011, dated September 24, 2011. It was developed within the Higher Authority for Realisation of the Objectives of the...Read More >>

“The Victim Region”: Systematic Marginalization and Exclusion

Tunisia has recently witnessed youth uprisings led primarily by the unemployed. The uprisings took off in the same regions that witnessed the events that led to the fall of the regime on ...Read More >>

The New Tunisian Constitution: A Reading into the Rights of Future Generations

The very concept of the rights of “future generations” poses a fundamental question of law: who are the holders and beneficiaries of rights? If the law is customarily for spec...Read More >>

Tunisia’s Law of Transitional Justice: Promises and Pitfalls

After much anticipation, Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) ratified the basic law regarding the establishment and regulation of transitional justice.[1] The long-awaited...Read More >>

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