Human rights in Tunisia. PowerPoint by James Epperson. About Tunisia. Tunisia is a small middle Eastern country located between Algeria and Libya on the Northern coast of Africa
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Tunisia is a small middle Eastern country located between Algeria and Libya on the Northern coast of Africa
Tunisia is 55th in oil production in the entire world, their oil reserves count for about 0.11% of all the world's oil
Tunisia has a Unitary government which means the central government has supreme power and the sub divisions of the government only have control over the things delegated to them by the central government.
When Moncef Marzouki took office in 2011 he and his advisors rewrote the constitution of Tunisia. In this new Constitution President Marzouki added a new article that has caused an uproar amongst Tunisian women
The article states "The state guarantees the protection of women's rights and consolidation of [past] gains based on women being fundamental partners to men in nation-building, with their roles complementing one another within the family.”
Some of these right guaranteed were the right to file for divorce and the the rights to half their husbands inheritance