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Tunisia: Landmark Proposals on Gender Bias, Privacy

Adopt Changes in Laws on Freedoms and Equality

Thursday 26 July 2018

(Tunis, July 26, 2018) - Tunisian authorities should adopt legislation based on the groundbreaking proposals made by a presidentially appointed commission aimed at protecting individual freedoms and eliminating discrimination against women, Human Rights Watch said today. It also released a video that urges the Tunisian president to adopt the proposed legislative reforms.

The Commission on Individual Freedoms and Equality, in its report published on June 12, 2018, recommended decriminalizing sodomy and ensuring equality between men and women in inheritance, eliminating “morality” laws, and abolishing the death penalty.

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