Human Rights

  • Establishing standards of and preserving human rights are of particular concern in many MENA countries, as large volumes of refugees and internally displaced persons populate the region.

  • Article // Oct 24, 2014
    Anne Wolf
    The world is once again looking upon Tunisia with high expectations for its first general parliamentary elections on October 26, almost four years after a revolution that ousted dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. The leaders of Tunisia’s two main political actors – the secular Nidaa Tounes Party and the Islamist Ennahda Party – are prioritizing economic development and security issues in their platforms. While these matters are of great importance to building a stable and democratic Tunisia, it is remarkable that discussions about human rights and transitional justice have been almost entirely absent in the campaigns of these and other parties and candidates.

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