29 April 2013

Tunisia: Coordination and Constitution Drafting Commission, Experts Meet to Refine Draft Constitution

Tunis — The Joint Coordination and Constitution Drafting Commission and the Committee of Experts started on Monday in the Constitutional Council in Bardo, their meetings designed to refine the legal and linguistic wording of the draft constitution.

Chaired by National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jaafar, the meeting is the first in a set of gatherings scheduled over two days, Mofdi Mseddi, officer in charge of communication at the NCA announced.

The Coordination and Drafting Commission will report at the end of these works to NCA committees, the official indicated.

The NCA President has recently announced the line-up of the Committee of Experts entrusted with improving the third draft of the constitution at the legal and linguistic levels.

The Committee of Experts includes Hafedh Ben Salah, Abdelmajid Abdelli, Mabrouk Ben Moussa, Leila Chikhaoui, Ahmed Soussi and Sami Jribi who are tasked with the legal aspect as well as Sheikh Mokhtar Sellami (former Mufti of the Republic), Nadhir Ben Ammou (Justice Minister) and Abdellatif Abid (former Education Minister) who are assigned the task of refining the Constitution text.

Constitutional law experts Kais Saïed, Yadh Ben Achour, Hafidha Chekir and Chafik Sarsar declined to partake in this committee.

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