18 May 2016

Tunisia: Conference in Tunis On Draft Common Core Document of Tunisian State On Human Rights

Tunis — A conference was held, on Wednesday afternoon in Tunis, on the draft common core document of the tunisian state in matters of human rights.

This conference is organised as part of the preparations pledged by Tunisia, as a state of the United Nations conventions in matters of human rights, for the presentation of a preliminary report to the UN Secretary-General on the measures taken for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention.

Updating the draft common core document of the tunisian state has not been made since 1993.

The draft includes mainly general information on the Tunisian state, its demographic, economic, social and cultural peculiarities as well as its legal and constitutional framework. It also includes the general legal framework of human rights in Tunisia.

Taking the floor, Kamel Jendoubi, Minister in Charge of Relation with the Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society and Human Rights said that the preparation of this draft common core document aimed the development of a reference document in line with a common vision of the human rights system.

This document will be examined in an inner cabinet meeting and modified on the basis of the proposals of NGOs in the human rights field before being submitted to the UN Secretary-General, according to Jendoubi.

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