Tunisia: Human rights situation

08-09-2016

Following the Jasmine Revolution, the EU called for a 'privileged partnership' with Tunisia due to its commitment to democratic reforms. Despite ongoing economic hardship and political instability, Tunisia managed to hold elections that got international acclaim and to adopt a new constitution in 2014. Significant improvements in civil, gender and other rights have accompanied the transition. The EU has commended Tunisia for its transition so far but calls for further efforts in areas such as reform of the penal code, gender equality, and security.

Following the Jasmine Revolution, the EU called for a 'privileged partnership' with Tunisia due to its commitment to democratic reforms. Despite ongoing economic hardship and political instability, Tunisia managed to hold elections that got international acclaim and to adopt a new constitution in 2014. Significant improvements in civil, gender and other rights have accompanied the transition. The EU has commended Tunisia for its transition so far but calls for further efforts in areas such as reform of the penal code, gender equality, and security.