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Security Sector Governance in the Tunisian Constitution of 27 January 2014

7 October, 2015



On 8 May 2015, DCAF organized in Tunis a roundtable on “Security Sector Governance in the Tunisian Constitution of 27 January 2014”. This event aimed at analysing the new constitutional framework for security sector governance in Tunisia and to assess the opportunities and challenges related to the implementation of the Constitution in this delicate field.  

Around 20 Tunisian and international participants took part in the discussions, including :

  • Representatives from public Tunisian institutions such as the Ministry of Justice, the Assembly of the Representatives of the People, the Truth and Dignity Authority.
  • Tunisian and international experts in constitutional law and political science
  • Representatives from the Tunisian civil society

This report is based on the discussions held during the roundtable. It provides a concise analysis of constitutional provisions relating to security sector governance, as well as the participants’ recommendations on their implementation. This publication seeks to raise awareness among policy-makers on the importance of a comprehensive security sector reform so as to bring it in line with the new Constitution’s spirit.


Wided Boujeh, Nassreddine Harzallah, Arnold Luethold, Jean-Michel Rousseau