A draft law on the work of civil society organizations contains severe restrictions that, if passed, would threaten the continuity of the work of these independent organizations in Tunisia and would serve as a death sentence for a vibrant civil society that has flourished since 2011, according to Amnesty International’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The draft law grants the executive authorities broad and unfettered powers that are completely contrary to international law and international human rights standards regarding freedom of association and allows for unjustified interference by the authorities in the work of associations.

Tunisia: Repressive NGO draft law threatens independent civil society – Amnesty International




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