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Ref: 6/2012

 

On 20 and 21
January 2012, lawyer Raji Sourani, Vice President of the International
Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), participated in a workshop held in
Tunisia.  A number of jurists, lawyers,
judges and academics from Tunisia participated in the workshop, in addition to
jurists and judges from different countries around the world and
representatives of national and international human rights organizations.

 

In the opening
speech, Sourani congratulated the Tunisian people, political powers and civil
society on the first anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, which he
considered a victory to all free people against oppression, injustice and dictatorship.  Sourani stressed that Tunisia has established
values, concepts and practice a year after the revolution to make it a model of
democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.  He also highlighted that the independence of
judiciary and its components is the only and sole guarantee for Tunisia and its
people through the institutionalization of the revolution, protection of liberty
and rights and not moving backward.

 

Among those who
participated in the workshop were Khadija al-Sharif, Secretary-General of FIDH;
Antoine Bernard, Executive Director of FIDH; Abdul Sattar Bin Mosa, President
of the Tunisian League of Human Rights; Judge Eid al-Shakidshi, President of
the Administrative Court; Judge Lotfi Bin Jeddo, one of the most popular judges
of the Tunisian revolution; Spanish Judge Ignacio Gonzalo; Mr. Shawqi
al-Tayyeb, Head of the Tunisian Bar Association; professor Iyad Bin ‘Ashour, Head
of the High Commission of the Revolution and Democratic Transmission; and Judge
Antoine Garapon, Secretary-General
of the French Institute of Advanced Studies on Justice.
Secretary-General
of the French Institute of Advanced Studies on Justice.

 

In the end of
the workshop, recommendations were presented, including the formation of a
follow-up committee that should include local, Arab and international jurists
and judges.

 

It should be
noted that FIDH exert great efforts to keep pace with the Arab developments and
support the civil society, depending on expertise and capacities in the field
of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

 

Antoine Garapon, Secretary-General of the French
Institute of Advanced Studies on JusticeAntoine Garapon, Secretary-General of
the French Institute of Advanced Studies on JusticeAntoine Garapon,
Secretary-General of the French Institute of Advanced Studies on Justice
Antoine
Garapon, Secretary-General of the French Institute of Advanced Studies on
Justice