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CAT status Status under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment State Party since 23 September, 1988. State Party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention (OPCAT) since 29 June, 2011
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Tunisia

At a glance

Although Tunisia has made considerable progress in terms of human rights and the rule of law since the 2011 revolution, a great deal of legislative, institutional and political reforms must still be undertaken. Until this day, the state of emergency that started in 2015 still applies in the country, the Constitutional Court hasn’t been established yet, and police abuse is still taking place in police stations and prisons. Impunity continues for the crime of torture. There is no political will to date to hold accountable torture perpetrators amongst the security forces.

The OMCT Tunisia programme provides holistic and tailor-made direct assistance to victims of torture and State violence via its counselling centres SANAD. We take the know-how from the field to the advocacy level in order to inspire reform, engage strategic legal action and support institution-building in partnership with Tunisian civil society and administration.

Check out our Tunisia website at this address: omct-tunisie.org

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