by Said Le Ber-Assiani (University of Montreal)
All countries in the world need to adapt their anti-terrorism legislative framework. Tunisia is no exception. Following the Arab Spring Revolution, Tunisia adopted a new legislative framework, including a new Constitution and Organic Law No. 2015-26 of 7 August 2015 on combating terrorism and combating money laundering, money. Freedom of expression and the press enjoy constitutional protection under this new Constitution. However, not all laws have been amended. Indeed, several laws are still in force and severely limit freedom of expression and freedom of press.
This note will present the legislation that was in force before the revolution and which is still part of the legislative framework. Subsequently, an analysis of the constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression and the press will be presented. Finally, Organic Law No. 2015-26 of 7 August 2015 on the fight against terrorism and the repression of money-laundering will be analyzed in order to present the restrictive provisions on freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
Working Paper: Équilibre entre sécurité nationale et liberté d’expression - pierre angulaire d’une démocratie en transition
Citation: Said Le Ber-Assiani, "Équilibre entre sécurité nationale et liberté d’expression : pierre angulaire d’une démocratie en transition", Working Paper n°17, OSN, 2017.
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