Acting Minister of Justice Hasna Ben Slimen had a meeting Wednesday with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Nyaletsossi Voule.
The meeting discussed the conditions of respect for rights and freedoms in the exercise of political and civil activities in Tunisia and the constitutional provisions that enshrine rights and public freedoms, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
The two parties also reviewed issues relating to the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, including the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.
They stressed the impact of the epidemiological situation on the exercise of the right of peaceful assembly and balancing the guarantee of this right and ensuring the safety of these meetings.
In addition, the Minister spoke about the legislative initiative to overcome the deadlock in the installation of constitutional bodies, including the Constitutional Court. She also mentioned the draft laws on the financing of associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Ben Slimen welcomed the proposal of the UN Rapporteur to hold, in Tunisia, an international conference on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.
She affirmed the government’s commitment to respect the constitutional provisions on human rights and freedoms.
Source: TAP News Agency