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Education Minister: for transitional justice adapted to peculiarities of Tunisian society

Published the:  13/04/2011

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April 13, 2011 - TAP - Education Minister Taieb Baccouche conferred, on Wednesday in Tunis, with a delegation from the Open Society Foundation and the International Centre for Transitional Justice.
Members of the delegation said that their visit was part of their support to the Tunisian Revolution, as well as their participation in the International Conference on Transitional Justice, to be held on Thursday April 14, 2011 in Tunis by the Arab Human Rights Institute.
During the conference, which is to gather experts from South Africa, Latin America and Asia, attendees are to make presentations on several countries' experiences in transitional justice, as well as on concepts related to the issue.
During the meeting, Mr. Baccouche pointed out that transitional justice is neither a foreign practice for the Tunisian society nor one in contradiction with the principles of justice.
The Minister stressed the need for the Interim Government to take the decision for establishing a transitional justice adapted to Tunisian society's peculiarities.
And once such a decision is taken in association with civil society, it will help eradicate injustice, he argued.
Besides, Mr. Baccouche underlined that the Ministry has been among the first institutions to re-integrate persons dismissed from the educational system for political or denominational reasons.