10 December 2012

Tunisia: Rally in Front of NCAa for Incorporating of Rights and Liberties Pact in Constitution

Bardo — Arab Human Rights Institute (IADH) President Abdel Basset Ben Hassen and the delegation accompanying him, made up of associations' chairmen, met, on Monday, with National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar to request incorporation of the Tunis Pact for Rights and Liberties into the preamble of the new constitution, on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day.

The NCA speaker asserted keenness to strive to integrate the principles of the Pact in the constitution, adding that the political trends within the NCA reached consensus around several issues, reports a source of the NCA.

As regards the awareness rally staged in front of the NCA by associations supportive of the Pact for Rights and Liberties, the NCA speaker pointed out that actions and pressure led by civil society play a positive role.

In addition to the IADH president, the delegation included Mr. Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Tunisian Human Rights league (LTDH) President, Chaouki Tabib, President of the Bar Association and Yadh Ben Achour, former President of the Authority for the Achievement of the Revolution Objectives.

The awareness rally recorded the participation of some 300 people representing and sympathising with IADH, LTDH, the Tunisian National Journalists' Union, the Tunisian Democratic Women Association, the Bar Association, the Tunisian General Labour Union, Tunisian Section of Amnesty International, some left parties and Doustourouna network.

The Pact for Rights and Liberties, launched on July 25, 2012, gathered adherence of some one hundred organisations, fifteen parties, 56 NCA deputies and more than 50,000 citizens' signatures.

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