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UN willing to support Tunisia's efforts to break with tyranny

Published the:  14/07/2011

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July 14, 2011– TAP - Mrs. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, affirmed that the UN organisation is willing to support Tunisia in its efforts to break definitively with all forms of tyranny, expressing satisfaction at "the sincere determination" she perceived with the Tunisian Interim Government to deep-root the foundations of an efficient system of human rights in the country.
In a statement to the national and foreign media representatives following a meeting on Thursday morning with Caretaker Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi, she also expressed her team's readiness "to help Tunisia and reinforce its co-operation with the country so as to definitively break with tyranny and all forms of human rights violations".
Mrs. Pillay voiced satisfaction at the opening of the first UN human rights office in North Africa, pointing out that these regional headquarters will endeavour, in partnership with the different parties, to secure a better adaptation of national laws with Tunisia's commitments at international level and boost mechanisms that secure the enforcement of the law.
The meeting was attended notably by Mr. Joseph Schekleh, Director of the UN High Commissionership for Human Rights in Tunis.