Tunisia: amend or drop Security Bill

Provisions on State secrecy and “denigrating” security forces undermine free speech, the ICJ and 12 other rights organizations say.

The ICJ today joined 12 international organizations calling on the tunisian authorities to amend a controversial new Security Bill inconsistent with international standards, especially provisions that could criminalize the conduct of journalists, whistleblowers, human rights defenders, and others who criticize the police and that would allow security forces to use deadly force when it is not strictly necessary to protect lives.

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Tunisia-Security Bill joint statement -News-Press releases-2015-ENG (PDF, English)

Tunisia-Security Bill joint statement -News-Press releases-2015-ARA (PDF, Arabic)

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