The Tunisian Constitution of 26 January 2014 foresees the creation of a Constitutional Court as supreme and independent judiciary instance. However, its establishment is long overdue.
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and its partner, the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law (ATDC), have created three short awareness raising videos in Tunisian dialect (Arabic) on the importance of the Constitutional Court and the role it plays in the implementation of the rule of law and the protection of citizens’ rights and liberties.
Video #1: What is the Constitutional Court?
This video explains the role and the composition of the Constitutional Court as guardian for the respect of the Constitution.
Video #2: How does the Constitutional Court protect our rights and liberties?
This video explains how the Constitutional Court protects the rights and liberties of citizens by applying its constitutional control mechanisms: a priori and a posteriori.
Video #3: How does the Tunisian Constitutional Court control the executive power?
This video explains, among other things, how the Court controls the decisions of the President of the Republic in exceptional circumstances and the regulatory role it plays in case of a conflict of competence between the President and the Prime Minister.
The three videos on the Constitutional Court have been produced in the framework of the project “Support to Constitution Implementation in Tunisia – Phase II”, with the support of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation.