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After their urgent appeal to the Special Rapporteur on Torture on 6 January 2022, the Association of Victims of Torture in Tunisia (AVTT), Free Voice, AFD International and Alkarama have also addressed the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the situation of the former Minister of Justice and MP, Mr. Noureddine BHIRI and former adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Fathi BELDI.

On January 6, 2022, the Association of Victims of Torture in Tunisia (AVTT), Free Voice, AFD International and Alkarama submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture the case of Mr. Noureddine BHIRI, a lawyer and former Minister of Justice and Mr.


On 15 September 2021, the Association of Victims of Torture in Tunisia (AVTT) and Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention regarding the situation of the former Minister of Information Technology and Digital Economy, Mr Anouar MAAROUF, and the MP and President of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence, Mr Yousri DALY, who have been under house arrest since 05 and 18 August 2021 respectively.

Tunisia
Our concerns
  • Inadequate protection of fundamental rights and freedoms in domestic legislation and persistence of past practices;
  • Permanent state of emergency facilitating violations of the fundamental rights and guarantees of individuals;
  • Impunity of perpetrators of past violations documented by the Truth and Dignity Commission.

 

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
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Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
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OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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ICPPED Art 31 (Individual communications) ratified ?
ICPPED Art 33 (Inquiry procedure ) ratified ?
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2016-05-24
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Term expires in 2019

National Human Rights Institution
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