Tunisia’s authorities must not squander the opportunity to ensure justice for thousands of victims of historic human rights violations, said Amnesty International, ahead of the publication of a crucial report by the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) tomorrow, 26 March.
The IVD has investigated more than 62,000 cases of human rights violations in Tunisia dating back decades. A report containing its findings and recommendations will be handed over to the Tunisian civil society in a short ceremony tomorrow afternoon.
“This is a watershed moment for Tunisia - how the government responds to the report findings will be a crucial test of its genuine commitment to human rights. Tunisia’s authorities must take concrete steps to implement the Truth Commission’s recommendations and finally break the pattern of impunity that has marred human rights progress for decades,” said Fida Hammami, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Tunisia.