Tunisia: launch of the Transitional Justice Academy to support building a future based on accountability

14 Dec, 2011 | Press Releases

On the occasion of the Regional Conference on the “Regional Conference on Transitional Justice: From a Civil initiative to a political commitment“, held in Tunis, on 13-14 December 2011, the Transitional Justice Academy was publicly launched by its founding partners Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) and the Arab Democracy Foundation (ADF), in partnership with No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Since the revolution that ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the elections for the Constituent Assembly held in October 2011, Tunisians have started clamouring for justice and redress for past human rights violations. The Transitional Justice Academy is a joint initiative aimed at enhancing the knowledge of main Tunisian stakeholders and actors on transitional justice, by raising awareness about this topic, reinforcing key actors and civil society to advocate effectively at the political level and to play a dynamic role in supporting transitional justice processes. It will support 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 previous authoritarian regimes.

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