Transitional Justice Academy: Follow-up workshop to support accountability efforts in Tunisia

Tunis, 6 March 2012

On 6 March 2012, Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) and the Arab Democracy Foundation (ADF) in partnership with No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) held a one-day follow-up workshop on transitional justice with participants from all previous courses organised under the Academy. The Workshop was held in Tunis (Tunisia) under the framework of the Transitional Justice Academy.
The Workshop brought together 50 participants, including judges and members of the National Fact-Finding Commissions to Investigate Abuses and on Embezzlement and Corruption, members of the Ministries of Justice, and Human Rights and Transitional Justice and the police, legal professionals, notaries, academicians, representatives of the media and civil society. It provided a forum where participants from various groups involved in transitional justice-related work could exchange views and experiences, also drawing from their different professional backgrounds, and develop a common vision on the main topics emerging in relation to transitional justice. The Workshop also offered an opportunity to elaborate a common strategy on how to advance transitional justice priorities with relevant stakeholders, including policy- and decision-makers.
This Workshop is part of a comprehensive program under the Academy, which encourages participants to continue engaging in future activities, including follow-up sessions and advanced trainings. After an introduction on the current situation of transitional justice in Tunisia, its opportunities and challenges, participants divided into five working groups to focus on specific subjects and prepare recommendations. During the last session, participants held a plenary discussion on the various recommendations suggested during the working groups and the Workshop concluded with the adoption of a final report.
The Workshop, and all events held within the framework of the Academy, are designed to enhance the knowledge of main Tunisian stakeholders and actors on transitional justice, by raising awareness about this topic and reinforcing the capacities of key actors and civil society to advocate effectively at the political level and to play a dynamic role in supporting transitional justice processes. This joint initiative will contribute to foster broad engagement of policy- and decision-makers and help create momentum for the establishment of a National Commission on transitional justice to address violations under the former authoritarian regime.

For further information, please contact Alison Smith on or +32-(0)2-548-3912 or Greta Barbone on or +216 28385079.
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