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Bucerius Pre-Doctoral Grant

Transitional Justice in Tunisia: a process of transformation?


Since the immediate aftermath of the revolution in 2011, Transitional Justice (TJ) has been the main approach to the Tunisian transition. Following a participative National Consultation on TJ, the TJ law was approved within the National Constituent Assembly. Finally, a Truth and Dignity Commission has been set-up on 9th June 2014. Despite the huge challenges and the political turn of the legislative elections, the process is still going on. On 15th December, the TDC opened its doors to victims’ registration. This research aims at investigating the process of transitional justice in the framework of social and political transformation occurred in the country since 2011.  

After graduating in International Relations from LUISS University of Rome with a dissertation on the status of Human Rights in the Tunisian Constitutionalism (2012), Leyla worked as an intern at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights of Geneva (MENA section) and Tunis. During her fieldwork, she came across the Transitional Justice process and in 2014 and started looking at Transitional Justice as a process of transformation in Tunisia. Leyla is currently working as research intern at the International Centre for Transitional Justice.  

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