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Tunisia Background

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) launched its Tunisia program in 2009, focusing on continuing legal education for young lawyers.

Following the January 2011 revolution, ABA ROLI conducted extensive discussions with local partners to identify their rule of law-related needs and priorities. As a result of the discussions, ABA ROLI expanded its program and established an office in Tunis in June 2011.

Through partnerships with legal associations, judicial associations and law student groups, ABA ROLI provides training and resources for lawyers on their role in the electoral and democratization process, supports increased roles and participation of women and youth in the transition and strengthens judges’ capacity to promote judicial independence.