President of Republic receives annual report of IVD for 2016 | Tunisia News Gazette

President of Republic receives annual report of IVD for 2016

President Beji CaA�d Essebsi received, Tuesday at the Carthage Palace, President of the Truth and Dignity Commission (French: IVD) Sihem Ben Sedrine, who presented him with the annual report of the Commission for 2016.

The report includes the activity of the IVD for 2016 and its financial statement, Ben Sedrine was quoted as saying by a Presidency press release.

She reaffirmed the Head of State’s concern to co-operate with all the actors to carry out the process of transitional justice in the framework of respect and application of the law.

The mission of the Truth and Dignity Commission should end in May 2018, in accordance with the provisions of the Transitional Justice Act.

According to the same law, the mandate of the commission could be extended for another year after the expiry of the legal mission.

The head of state had criticised the performance of the IVD, in an interview with French newspaper “Le Monde”, published Monday, December 18,

Caid Essebsi said the Commission has not fulfilled the mission assigned to it in the field of transitional justice”

“The IVD is not a constitutional body and its mission will end on the date prescribed by law, in 2018”, he affirmed.

Source: TAP News Agency

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