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Celebrating the First Bloom of the Arab Spring: Success in the Tunisian Constitution-Making Process

Tunisia - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On 27 January 2014, the new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly, marking a historic moment for Tunisia. This is the country’s first democratic constitution and opens a new chapter in the country’s democratic transition.
The new Constitution has been hailed as a landmark document in the region, not only for its progressive approach to religion and the state, but also its strong commitment to human rights and the promotion of gender equality. Despite a complex and sometimes volatile political landscape, the constitutional process has also been hailed for having produced a document with genuine buy-in from across the country and its various political and ideological formations, through a peaceful and inclusive process.Full article


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