Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reform, it seems, in Tunisia

The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly has reached agreement on a number of controversial issues for constitutional change. One is of interest to readers of Global Military Justice Reform:
Article 107 on military courts was also amended to include a new clause assigning to these courts the task of dealing "with crimes committed by members of the military." A previous version of the article only gave these courts the mission of investigating military crimes.
The implication seems to be that military court jurisdiction would not extend to the prosecution of civilians. We'll be watching for clarification in coming days.

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