22 May 2012

Tunisia: Samir Dilou Presents, in Geneva, Nation's Second Report On Human Rights

Tunis — "Post-Revolution Tunisia has striven to protect human rights and develop institutions in this field through the judiciary system reform, creation of a Human Rights Ministry, strengthening the role of Higher Human Rights Committee and Fundamental Liberties, as well as the reform of the security system," said Human Rights and Transitional Justice Minister Samir Dilou, on Tuesday in Geneva.

He reminded, on the occasion of the presentation of the second Regular Report on Human Rights before the Human Rights Council stemming from the United Nations, of the measures decided after the Revolution to consecrate the values and principles of freedom, dignity and human rights.

Besides, he asserted Tunisia's commitment to carry on reforms on the path of boosting civil and political rights (freedom of speech expression, rights of the detainees, freedom to form parties and associations, fight against torture), pointing out that several gains have been made in matters of economic and social rights (trade union freedom, rights of women, children and disabled, development of underprivileged zones).

The minister also reviewed the recommendations of the Tunisian civil society, notably on the drafting of the constitution to consecrate respect of human rights, gender parity and equality, supremacy of international laws, free speech and independence of justice.

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