14 November 2012

Tunisia: Cabinet Meeting Examines Draft Organic Law On Transitional Justice

Tunis — The draft organic law on transitional justice was looked at, on Wednesday in Kasbah, during a Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali. The organic bill sets the principles and attributions of transitional justice.

Co-ordinator of the national steering committee of the national dialogue on transitional justice Mohsen Sahbani said the Cabinet learnt about the scopes of intervention of transitional justice and the method adopted by the committee to complete this project in five months.

He "emphasised "the spirit of consensus reflected in this bill which was developed with the participation of all concerned sides among victims of past violations, political sensitivities and components of the civil society," according to a Prime Ministry press statement.

During the Cabinet meeting, the Government was urged to expedite the adoption of the bill and submit it to the National Constituent Assembly for discussion and approval.

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