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Tunisia clearly committed to building its democracy on basis of human rights (EMHRN President)

Published the:  25/09/2017

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(TAP) - "Tunisia is clearly committed to building its democracy on the basis of human rights, including women’s,” President of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Michel Tubiana said at the end of his meeting Monday in Tunis with The President of the GovernmentYoussef Chahed.

Tubiana congratulated Tunisia on adopting the Organic Law on the Fight against Violence to Women and repealing circulars banning Tunisian women marrying non-Muslims.

He also praised Tunisia's determination to enshrine inheritance equality, according to a statement issued by The Presidency of the Government.

In addition, Michel Tubiana said he had presented to the Prime Minister the nature of the close relations between Tunisia and his organisation, in the framework of co-operation with the European Union.

In this regard, he stressed the existence of common visions, in particular with regard to migration.

Michel Tubiana, accompanied by an EMHRN delegation, is visiting Tunisia on the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Network and the holding of its Executive Board meeting.

EMHRN is a network of 82 human rights organisations, institutions and individuals based in 30 countries in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

It was created in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration, which led to the creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.