The report covers the developments in Tunisia since the “Dignity
Revolution” in 2011. It describes the establishment of the National
Constituent Assembly, whose work led to the adoption of the Constitution
of 27 January 2014, a true “Constitution of freedom”.
The regime put in place by the people of Tunisia, characterised
by checks and balances and a strong incentive for political institutions
to co-operate, is working. The legislation it has introduced in
the fields of protection of human rights and establishment of the
rule of law must be welcomed. The Council of Europe has largely contributed
to this success.
At the same time, Tunisia faces a double challenge, in the
economic and security sectors. If these are not met and if the geopolitical
environment of Tunisia does not improve, the achievements of the
political transition could be jeopardised.
The report encourages Europe, which already provides significant
assistance to Tunisia, to consider it not simply as a neighbour,
but as a country on the front line on the democratic and security
front and calls on it to recognise this close destiny and to take
concrete measures to this end.