Practitioner Perspectives on Transitional Justice: Tunisia

This brief provides an outline of the key transitional mechanisms and institutions that were established, while highlighting factors that enabled the transition as well as the challenges that face the newly democratic Tunisia. There is hope that Tunisia’s transitional justice process can overcome internal challenges and succeed in its socioeconomic innovations. This is especially important for Tunisia, as the primary concern has been to avoid the persistence of economic subordination and inequality as experienced in other transitional contexts, such as South Africa. Alongside this hope is the anticipation of a future in which Tunisia can collaborate with, and assist in strengthening, democratic countries in North Africa and the Middle East.