Transitional Justice Academy: Training of Constituent Assembly and Ministry’s members successfully concluded

13 Mar, 2012 | Press Releases

Tunis, 13 March 2012
On 12-13 March 2012, Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) in partnership with No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) held a two-day training on transitional justice under the framework of the Transitional Justice Academy.

The course targeted members of the Constituent Assembly and the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice (HRTJ Ministry), who will soon start discussing a draft law on transitional justice and how to include this topic in the constitution. It provided a great opportunity for the 20 selected participants to deepen their knowledge of various transitional justice experiences, approaches and objectives and to discuss the Tunisian case.

After an introduction on the basic concepts and main components of transitional justice, the course highlighted the needs and opportunities emerging in Tunisia. It also focused on the lessons learned and best practices from other countries that are relevant for Tunisia and offered an opportunity to propose solutions to some of the main challenges. The methodology used during the course encouraged active participation and presentations were followed by practical exercises and groups work.

The training course 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 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.

For more information on the Transitional Justice Academy, please click here

For more information about NPWJ and KADEM’s work on transitional justice in Tunisia, please click here