About DRI Tunisia

Since the opening of its office in Tunisia in 2011, DRI has provided legal expertise and technical support to its partners from the Tunisian civil society and from governmental and judicial institutions.  

Our current actions : 

  • Promoting citizens’ access to an effective administrative justice 
  • Supporting civil society on electoral matters to preserve democratic achievements 
  • Fostering democratic culture among youth through social media  

Our past initiatives:  

With partners from the civil society and from governmental and judicial institutions, DRI has actively contributed to: 

  • Organising free and fair elections 
  • Initiating legal and electoral reforms 
  • Establishing independent constitutional bodies 
  • Implementing the decentralisation process 
  • Improving public services through the collaboration between parliament and local governments 
  • Strengthening youth participation in decision-making at local level 
  • Facilitating inclusive political discourse to reduce polarisation 

Our publications:  

Over the past twelve years, DRI has produced more than 60 publications dedicated to Tunisian public institutions, decision-makers, and civil society organisations. Between 2015 and 2021, DRI’s flagship 6-monthly reports on the implementation of the 2014 Tunisian Constitution were key to document the democratic transition process. 

Key publications : 

  • The Constitution of 25 July 2022 – A Preliminary analysis 
  • Implementation of the 2014 Constitution – assessment of the legal framework 
  • Safeguarding democracy in presidential political systems 
  • International democratic standards for referendums 
  • Briefing Paper: Legal reforms to make political life more ethical 
  • Citizen's guide on access to administrative justice 
  • Guide on how to write elections observation reports 
  • Guide on electoral disputes 
  • Monitoring Tunisia’s presidential and legislative campaigns on social media 

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