Promoting Implementation of international legal instruments supporting human rights and transitional justice in Tunisia

25 Sep, 2012 | Press Releases

Tunis, Tunisia, 25-28 September 2012

Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)
Are launching an initiative in Tunisia under the framework of the Transitional Justice Academy on the topic:

Implementation of international legal instruments supporting human rights and transitional justice in Tunisia: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Celebrating the 10th ICC Anniversary

KADEM and NPWJ are organising on 25-28 September 2012 a series of activities under the Transitional Justice Academy to promote implementation of international legal instruments supporting human rights and transitional justice in Tunisia. With the support of relevant stakeholders, Tunisia can become a positive model of democratic transition in the MENA region taking the necessary steps to ensure accountability for past violations and redress for victims. However, to provide effective accountability for past violations it needs first to undergo significant reform of its legal framework in a number of crucial areas.

Implementation of the ICC Rome Statute would strengthen any transitional justice mechanism that will be adopted in the country by serving as a model to improve national legislation on various topics, including victims’ participation and reparations, victims’ and witnesses’ protection, substantive elements of crimes under international law and modes of criminal responsibility. Following Tunisia’s ratification of the Rome Statute in July 2011, it must adopt appropriate procedures to ensure it can cooperate fully with the ICC and to fulfil its complementarity obligations, further solidifying its commitment to human rights and the victims of abuses.

Schedule of Activities:
25 September from 8:30 to11:30: Official Opening Session covered by media.
25 September from 11:50 to 18:00 and 26 September from 8:30 to 16:00: Training Course.
26 September from 16:30 to 18:00 and 27-28 September: Target Groups Meetings with members of the National Constituent Assembly, judges of different courts and tribunals, lawyers, civil society and university students.

Draft Program of Training Course,  25-26 September 2012, Tunis, Tunisia

Languages and interpretation:
Languages of the activities are Arabic and French. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided only during the Official Opening Session, while informal interpretation will be provided during the Training Course and Target Groups Meetings.

Participation in the Official Opening Session is upon registration. To attend, please contact us by Wednesday, 20 September.
The Training Course is only upon invitation for selected participants.
The Target Groups Meetings are open to specific audiences. To attend, please contact us by Wednesday, 20 September.

The Official Opening Session and the Training Course will be held at Hotel Golden Tulip – El Mechtel – Tunis (
The Target Groups Meetings will be held at different locations in Tunis. For more details, please visit NPWJ’s website or contact us.

Greta Barbone at
Sonia Bouassida at

  • For more information about NPWJ and KADEM’s work on transitional justice in Tunisia, please click here
  • Check also the specific page on the ICC website