State struggles to accept process of reconciliation in post-dictatorship Tunisia


On December 31st 2018 the independent body charged with tackling the abuses committed during the former dictatorship in Tunisia and helping victims was formally wound up after four and a half years of work. But despite the Truth and Dignity Commission's official status it has not received much support from the key organs of the state, including the presidency, in particular on the key issue of corruption. Lilia Blaise reports on the legacy of the commission's work.

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“Welcome everyone, it's a shame that the three presidents – of the Republic, the government ad Parliament – are not with us today. It seems they are still reticent about applying the Constitution and implementing the reforms which are moving towards ending arbitrariness and corruption.” These words, spoken last month by Sihem Bensedrine, president of Tunisia's Instance Vérité et Dignité (IVD) or Truth and Dignity Commission, have a familiar ring to them.