Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sign of progress in Tunisia

Tunisia's ruling party is proposing to end military trials of civilians, according to this account. Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians in military courts. According to the article:
Human Rights Watch has previously condemned Tunisia for trying civilians in military courts. In 2015 it wrote: “The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Principles and Guidelines on the right to fair trial and legal assistance in Africa state that military courts should not ‘in any circumstances whatsoever have jurisdiction over civilians’.”

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