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Legal News
27 Jan 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Tunisia's Parliament [official website, in Arabic] on Sunday passed a new constitution, its first since the ousting of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in January 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] commended [UN News Centre report] the country's democratic transition, stating his … [read more]

Academic Commentary
13 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert C. Blitt of the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law argues that legislation recently introduced in Tunisia proposing to criminalize blasphemy underscores a pattern in predominantly Muslim countries that the US and other countries should contest in an effort to protect international human rights norms...The … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Tunisian government on Sunday extradited former Libyan prime minister Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi [JURIST news archive] to Libya to face trial for his alleged crimes against the Libyan people. Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali [BBC profile] made the decision over the opposition of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki [official … [read more]

Academic Commentary
4 Jun 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah says that the revolutionary organizations in Egypt should commit to a common political platform in order to undermine the current counterrevolutionary tendencies of the Egyptian government...Hosni Mubarak's trial has just petered out into … [read more]

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