Further Reading on Tunisia

The reading room of the Tunisian National Archives seems to welcome a closer study of the recent history of this Mediterranean country. But there is not much literature available on transitional justice in Tunisia. Most publications are in English or French.

Credit: Hubertus Knabe

Further Reading on Transitional Justice in Tunisia

Aboueldahab, Noah: Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Political Leaders in the Arab Region. A Comparative Study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen (Studies in international and comparative law), ohne Angaben 2017.

Andrieu, Kora : La politique de la justice transitionnelle. Concurrence victimaire et fragmentation du processus en Tunisie. Dans : Les Cahiers de la justice 3, 3 (2015), p. 353-365.

Andrieu, Kora, Ferchichi, Wahed, Robins, Simon: „To participate is to have Hope…”. Victim Participation in Tunisia’s Transitional Justice Process, Tunis 2015.

Belhassine, Olfa: Tunisie. La loi sur la “réconciliation économique” refait surface, suscitant un nouveau tollé, Tunis 2016.

Chomiak, Laryssa: Tunisia. The Colonial Legacy and Transitional Justice, Johannesburg 2017.

El Gantri, Rim: Tunisia in Transition. One Year After the Creation of the Truth and Dignity Commission, ohne Angaben 2015 (

Gobe Éric : Penser les relations avocats-magistrats dans la Tunisie indépendante. Conflictualité professionnelle et dynamique politique. Dans : Politique africaine 138, 2 (2015), p. 115-134 (

Gobe, Éric, Chouikha, Larbi: Is the Tunisian Political Transition in Danger? (IEMed Observatori de politiques euromediterrànies), Barcelona 2013.

Hachemaoui, Mohammed: Tunisia at a Crossroads: Which Rules for Which Transition? Berlin 2013.

Hibou, Béatrice: Tunisie. Le Coût d’un “Miracle”. Dans: Critique internationale, 4 (1999), p. 48-56.

Human Rights Watch: Tunisia. Parliament shouldn’t undercut Transitional Justice. Extending Truth and Dignity Commission TermVital for Victims. Tunis 2018.

International Center for Transitional Justice: ICTJ Denounces the Passage of Tunisia’s New ‚Administrative Reconciliation‘ Law that Grants Amnesties to Public Officials for Corruption, Tunis 2017.

International Crisis Group: Tunisia. Transitional Justice and the Fight Against Corruption. In: Middle East and North Africa Report 168 (2016).

Jeune Afrique: Tunisie. L‘Instance Vérité et Dignité en Chiffres. Dans: Jeune Afrique 15 June (2016).

Lamont, Christopher K., Boujneh, Héla: Transitional Justice in Tunisia. Negotiating Justice during Transition. In: Politička misao 49 (2012), 5, p. 32–49.

Lamont, Christopher K., Pannwitz, Hannah: Transitional Justice as Elite Justice? Compromise Justice and Transition in Tunisia. In: Global Policy 7 (2016), 2, p. 278-281.

Masri, Safwan M: Tunisia. An Arab Anomaly, New York 2017.

Ministry for Human Rights an Transitional Justice Report: National Dialogue on Transitional Justice in Tunisia, Tunis 2013.

M’rad, Hatem: National Dialogue in Tunisia, Tunis 2015.

Salehi, Mariam: ‚Droits de l’Homme Bien Sûr!‘. Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Tunisia. In: Mills, Kurt, Labonte, Melissa (Hrsg.): Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice. Abingdon 2018

Salehi, Mariam: Tunisia’s Transitional Justice in Process. How Planned Processes of Change Interplay with Unplanned Ones (Dissertation at Philipps-Universität Marburg 2018).

Vormbaum, Moritz, Werle, Gerhard: Transitional Justice. Vergangenheitsbewältigung durch Recht, Berlin 2018.

After the Dictatorship. Instruments of Transitional Justice in Former Authoritarian Systems – An International Comparison

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