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TUNISIA – Legal framework for independent bodies


Tunis - Representatives of the Venice Commission participated in a meeting between the independent constitutional bodies and civil society on the latest legislative initiatives concerning the independent bodies in Tunisia.

The Venice Commission is involved in the evaluation of the legal framework for the functioning of the independent bodies of Tunisia. This activity is part of the joint EU - Council of Europe programme entitled ‘Project of assistance to independent institutions in Tunisia” (PAII-T).

This event was followed by a meeting of a technical group composed of representatives of different institutions on 9 August 2019.

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