Since the Tunisian Constitution was adopted in 2014, DRI has continuously monitored its implementation and reported findings on a six-monthly basis. Now in its 10th edition, the latest report covers the period from 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020.
During this period, very little progress was made on the implementation of the Constitution at the legislative level. Three government decrees related to the application of a decentralisation law were issued, yet entire sections of the Constitution are still awaiting application.
Most importantly, the Constitutional Court, a centrepiece of the Tunisian institutional architecture, has still not been put in place, in clear disregard of the applicable constitutional time limit. Similarly, a whole range of independent constitutional institutions, including the human rights and anti-corruption bodies, have yet to be created. These delays leave much of the Tunisian constitutional design unaccomplished.
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