DRI has issued its sixth constitutional monitor report tracking the progress of implementing the legal reforms stipulated in the 2014 Tunisian Constitution.
Even though the reform pace in the period covered – October 2017 to March 2018 – was rather slow, some noteworthy progress was made: first, a definitive date has been set for the first free municipal elections in Tunisia. Furthermore, the parliamentary committee responsible for decentralisation reforms has finally completed the examination of the draft law on decentralisation and has scheduled the plenary parliamentary sessions for its adoption.
On the other hand, some implementation elements remain stagnant. No Constitutional Court member has been designated yet, the legal framework on state of emergency is still not in line with the Constitution, and three out of five laws establishing independent constitutional bodies are yet to be adopted.