An Interview with Badreddine Abdelkefi : The Role of Civil Society in Drafting the New Constitution

Jasmine Foundation spoke to Badreddine Abdelkefi, member of the National Constituent Assembly in charge of Relations with Civil Society, to discuss the role of Civil Society in drafting the Tunisian constitution and the novel mechanisms established for the inclusion of Civil Society in the process of drafting from the start of its work in late

Nominations for new Truth and Dignity Commission Open

The National Constituent Assembly opened nominations on 28 January for membership of Tunisia’s new Truth and Dignity Commission, established under the Transitional Justice Law adopted in December 2013. Nominations will be open between 28 January and 11 February 2014. Conditions for nomination include possession of Tunisian nationality, competence, independence and neutrality. Candidates may not have

The First English Translation of the Tunisian Constitution by Jasmine Foundation

Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication is pleased to present the first unofficial English translation of the new Tunisian constitution. Please don’t hesitate to comment and make suggestions. Click the link below to download the PDF version. The First English Translation of the Tunisian Constitution.PDF  Jasmine Foundation has been providing a daily follow-up of the

Summary of Day 17: Assembly Enters Final Discussions of Constitution

Monday’s plenary began in an atmosphere of hushed anticipation as the National Constituent Assembly glimpsed the end of its discussion of the draft constitution, which has been two years in the making. The public gallery was filled to near capacity as journalists, civil society representatives and members of the public came to witness what was

Summary of Day 15: Friday 17th January – Assembly approves New Constitutional Commissions to Strengthen Democratic Governance

The plenary commenced at 11am on Friday 17th January with continuation of the discussions around the powers of the Constitutional Court. The remaining articles 118 to 121 on the procedures for examination of the constitutionality of laws saw few disagreements and were adopted without amendments. A new article, proposed by Faycal Jadlaoui (Ettakattol Party) was

Summary of Day 14: Thursday 16th January – Assembly Resumes after Marathon Meetings over Judiciary

The Assembly resumed its plenary discussions of the draft constitution after long private meetings between blocs on Wednesday – some as long as six hours – had prevented a plenary being held for the first time since the discussion and voting on the final draft had begun on 3rd January. The plenary returned to two