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The ABA Rule of Law Initiative is working with members of the judiciary and professional associations to build capacity in comparative approaches to judicial independence.
The leadership of youth in the revolution indicates the importance of involving youth in the democratic transition. The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) supports Tunisian organizations in their efforts to engage young lawyers and law students in rule of law reform. These young lawyers will lead rights education programs to prepare Tunisia’s youth for long-term participation in promoting the rule of law.
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is currently supporting the Tunisian Bar Association (TBA) on a number of initiatives it has launched to support the October 2011 elections for a constituent assembly, which will draft a new constitution. These include raising lawyers’ awareness of election law, developing a practical election law handbook and preparing an election legal response team of lawyers to respond to legal inquiries from the public during the electoral process.ABA ROLI is also supporting the TBA’s institutional development, assisting in providing substantive and skills-based trainings for its members. To further strengthen the legal profession, ABA ROLI is helping the Ministry of Justice’s Higher Institute for Lawyers revise its curriculum and courses. We are also training the leadership and members of the Young Lawyers Association.
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) supports female Tunisian lawyers as they work to protect women’s rights and freedoms. We also promote women’s participation to ensure that legislative and constitutional reforms reflect the best interests of Tunisian women.