Reconsidering the transition Paradigm

The concept of transitions has been central to discussions of democratization for more than three decades now. “Transi- tion” has been the primary term used to describe the political changes that typified what Samuel P. Huntington labeled the “third wave” of democratization—the birth of new democracies in well over fifty countries that has made democracy

Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions

Over the past three years, the world has witnessed a number of democratic transitions take root across the Middle East and Asia. Millions of oppressed people in countries once ruled by autocrats are struggling to realize freedom and shared opportunity. Other countries around the world also now teeter on the edge of transition to more

Election Law: Court of Auditors Testifies Before Commission

The National Constituent Assembly’s Commission on Finance, Development and Planning held, on Tuesday 11th March, a session with the Court of Auditors and the General Commission on Legislation to discuss the issue of financing of election campaigns, in the context of discussions about the new electoral law. The Court of Auditors had monitored election finances

Expert View: Tunisia’s Media Landscape – What Has Changed since 14 January?

In light of recent changes in the media sector in Tunisia, Jasmine Foundation spoke to Mourad Teyeb, veteran journalist, producer and rights activist, about what has changed in the media sector since 14 January 2011. What, in your view, has changed in Tunisia since 14 January 2011? A lot has changed. One cannot but recognise

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