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Code of criminal procedure, condemning freedom to the guillotine

Tunisia's criminal justice system has been under heavy criticism, as it is often accused of empowering the executive, denying citizens access to fair trials that guarantee their rights and dignity, and presuming their innocence until proven guilty.
14 November 2022
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تواجه المنظومة الجزائية التونسية العديد من الانتقادات، بوصفها منظومة تعطي الكثير من الصلاحيات للسلطة التنفيذية، وتقف أمام نفاذ المواطنين إلى محاكمات عادلة تضمن حقوقهم وكرامتهم الإنسانية وتفترض فيهم البراءة ما دامت لم تثبت الإدانة .

La justice pénale tunisienne est très critiquée. Le système est accusé de renforcer le pouvoir exécutif, de priver les citoyens d'accéder à des procès équitables qui garantissent leurs droits et leur dignité, et de présumer leur innocence jusqu'à preuve du contraire.

Created by
Yacemine Dhaouadi
Editorial Support
Shaden Gannam, Emna Chebaane
Editing, Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Illustration
Hathemi Smedhi

"The criminal system in Tunisia was established to protect the elite," says Judge Omar Oueslati as he speaks about the need to change the entire system as it has proven to be inconsistent with human rights and the right to a fair trial.

In this third episode of the "On the brink of justice" podcast, actors in the judicial system voice their concerns about the criminal justice system and the Code of Criminal Procedure. According to Ahmed Souab, article 85 of the Code of Criminal Procedure contains provisions similar to a "guillotine" for the freedom of individuals.

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