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Tunisia holds first judicial elections

Tunisia holds first judicial elections

  Tunisia “is experiencing today (October 24, 2016) a milestone in the history of Tunisia”, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said yesterday after the country held its first High Judicial Council elections. This new stage in the constitutional institution “is likely ...

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JF Briefing July 2015

JF Briefing July 2015

Domestic News Tunisia adopts new Counter-Terrorism Law After a marathon three-day discussion, the Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a new Law to Combat Terrorism and Money Laundering, with 174 deputies voting for, 10 abstaining and 0 against. The new law replaces the ...

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Assembly Committee Rushing Through Anti-Terrorism Law

Assembly Committee Rushing Through Anti-Terrorism Law

The People’s Representatives’ Assembly’s General Legislation Committee has stayed up till early hours of the morning in recent days in an effort to speed up adoption of the new Anti-Terrorism Law. The draft law had been stuck in the Assembly ...

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JF Briefing May 2015

JF Briefing May 2015

Domestic Developments 100 days into the mandate of the new Tunisian government, and it seems the key word of the day is “challenges”.  On television and radio shows and discussions, we hear of the economic, social, political, security and regional challenges facing ...

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JF Briefing April 2015

JF Briefing April 2015

Domestic Developments Ambush kills four Tunisian soldiers An ambush on a military checkpoint near the town of Sbeitla in the Kasserine region has killed four soldiers and injured six. State news agency TAP said around 30-35 militants were involved in ...

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JF Briefing March 2015

JF Briefing March 2015

Domestic Developments Supreme Judicial Council – Who’s in and who’s out? The Tunisian public has become accustomed to complex legal debates on its screens, with the constitution-writing process introducing us to new legal minutiae we would never have dreamed of ...

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