Rights and Freedoms

Since the 2011 revolution, both individual and collective freedoms have been at the center of numerous political and legislative debates. But regular attacks on the press, abusive detentions or restrictions linked to the Covid-19 crisis are all obstacles to the establishment of a proper rule of law.
Rights and Freedoms
"Every shift is like hell": seasonal workers in tourism industry
| 27 August 2023 | 10 minutes
Good food, beaches, bars, fun. This is what summer looks like for many tourists coming to Tunisia to spend their holidays here. But the season, seen from the perspective of seasonal workers, takes on a very different look. In total contrast with the picture postcard scenery, the summer season for people employed in the tourism sector implies long, tiring, and poorly-paid shifts behind the scenes. 
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Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom
| 22 August 2023 | 20 minutes
Two years after Kais Saied's state of exception, all democratic gains seem to be at risk. Despite the President's promise to safeguard rights and freedoms, Tunisia has clearly taken a downward spiral over the past two years. Between arbitrary arrests, insecurity towards civil society and threats to freedom of expression, inkyfada takes a closer at the facts.
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Free voices silenced by Decree 54 in Tunisia
| 18 July 2023 | 15 minutes
Is there a threat to freedom of expression in Tunisia? Arrests, social network surveillance, arbitrary decrees... inkyfada takes a look at the current state of freedom of expression, almost a year after the adoption of a Decree unanimously described as "draconian".
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Bouraoui, Hannache, Bouhafs ... Algerian opponents under threat in Tunisia
| 09 March 2023 | 10 minutes
Algerian opponents and activists have fled to Tunisia to escape the threats they face in their country. The most recent example is Amira Bouraoui, who was at one point facing extradition. Before her, Zaki Hannache and Slimane Bouhafs came to Tunisia to seek refuge. Although Tunisia is legally obliged to protect these activists, their safety remains questionable.
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A jeopardized judiciary, trapped between the police and the executive
| 13 December 2022 | 15 minutes
Is justice independent in Tunisia? Police threats, judges' leniency with law enforcement bodies, the executive power’s stranglehold on the judicial system...inkyfada looks into the issues threatening the independence of the judiciary, a few months following Kaïs Saied's arbitrary dismissal of 57 judges.
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Street food in Tunisia: a legislative oversight
| 21 May 2022 | 7 minutes
In the heart of Tunis, by Bab El Khadra, customers flock to the increasingly popular food truck of Habib El Bey. However, on April 30, 2022, in the middle of Ramadan, everything came to a sudden halt: the police arrested Habib El Bey for not having a permit. The problem is that there is no law regulating street food in Tunisia, which leaves the vendors at the mercy of administrative difficulties and police intimidation.
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