Tunisia: One step forward, two steps back? One year since Tunisia’s landmark elections

In its first months, Tunisia’s caretaker government made important progress towards human rights reform. However, one year after the election of the National Constituent Assembly, a number of setbacks raise doubts as to the authorities’ genuine commitment to human rights. This briefing examines human rights developments in the country since October 2011. It concludes that initial progress made on human rights has not gone far enough, and that ongoing human rights violations highlight the urgent need for radical human rights reform.

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