National consultation on draft organic law against racial discrimination on November 20 | Tunisia News Gazette

National consultation on draft organic law against racial discrimination on November 20

A national consultation on the draft organic law against racial discrimination will be held Monday in Tunis.

Launched by the Ministry of Relations with Constitutional Institutions and Civil Society and Human Rights, in partnership with civil society and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, this consultation will be dedicated to the discussion of the final version of this bill before being examined and approved by the Cabinet meeting.

The draft Organic Law against Racial Discrimination contains eleven articles divided into four chapters: General Provisions, Prevention and Protection, Sanctions and the National Commission against Racial Discrimination.

According to the draft law, the national commission against racial discrimination is responsible for proposing policies, strategies and programmes of action at the national level to combat racial discrimination.

It also presents implementation, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms as well as statistical data on this topic and measures to combat racial discrimination and to raise awareness about the seriousness of this issue.

Under this draft organic law, the penalties for racial discrimination (Chapter 3) range from a prison sentence of one month to three years to a fine of 500 dinars to 3 thousand dinars.

The situation of discrimination enacted by Article 2 of that organic law is the fact of making remarks intentionally prejudicial to the dignity of others.

The sanction incurred in case of racial discrimination according to Article 10 of the draft law may amount to 15-thousand-dinar fine if the perpetrator is a legal person.

The legal person is criminally liable, in the cases provided for by this law.

Sanctions are imposed on offences committed on their behalf by their organs or representatives.

Source: TAP News Agency

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