Need an Expert? Political crisis in Tunisia

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Place de la Kasba national monument in Tunis, Tunisia, Africa

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:


Jabeur Fathally (English and French)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section

jabeur.fathally@uOttawa.ca

“The measures taken by President Kais Saied can be analyzed in a variety of ways. In terms of legality of his actions, the measures imposed are unconstitutional and can be seen to represent crimes against Tunisian law and certain continent-wide treaties. These measures do not respect the conditions necessary for the activation of Article 80 in the Constitution.

“From a political, social and economic standpoint, these measures are – in some respects – justified because of the total failure and incompetence since 2011 when the successive Islamist governments of the Ennahdha Movement were in power.”

 

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