Public Event at the ZiF - Lecture

Drafting a Constitution at the Time of the Revolution

Tunisia 2011 - 2014

Date: 6 November 2014, 19:00
Location: ZiF Plenarsaal
Professor Yadh Ben Achour (Tunis, TUN),
Co-chairman of the UN Human Rights Committee

The new Tunisian constitution, adopted in January 2014, was internationally celebrated as an institution of openness and tolerance. The well-known jurist Yadh Ben Achour, who was significantly involved in drafting that constitution, provides an insight into the complex process that led to consensus-building and underlines strong points but also shows discrepancies of the text. An open exchange of ideas with the fellows of the Research Group ‚Balancing Religious Accommodation and Human Rights in Constitutional Frameworks‘ and a discussion with the public will follow.
The Lecture will be in French, simultaneous translation into German will be provided.