Tunisia: Put human rights at the core of the reform process: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012
In this submission Amnesty International notes that the previous UPR of Tunisia failed to adequately address key human rights concerns. Few steps have been taken to translate into national law the obligations enshrined in the international treaties ratified by Tunisia. Despite the change in government, protesters have on several occasions been met with excessive force by security officers. Amnesty International also continues to receive reports of torture and other ill-treatment; the judiciary is still not fully independent and the legacy of decades of human rights abuses has yet to be addressed.