Tunisia: Dissolution of Top Judicial Body Threatens Human Rights

Index Number: MDE 30/5269/2022

President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve Tunisia’s top independent judicial body and to replace it with an institution in whose work he can intervene has obliterated the last significant institutional check on his authority following a power grab in July 2021 and given him control over judiciary similar in breadth to that of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. This is a serious threat to the rule of law and human rights in Tunisia, Amnesty International said today.

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