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Tunisia: Slow Reform Pace Undermines Rights

Expand Tunisians demonstrate against a bill that would protect those accused of corruption from prosecution on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia, May 13, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi   (Tunis) – Tunisia stalled during 2017 on reforming repressive laws and establishing key institutions to protect human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018. While progress was made on women’s rights, lawmakers enacted laws that threaten the democratic transition by granting amnesty for certain corruption charges and are considering a bill that would reinforce…

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