‘Arab Spring’ Yesterday and Today: The Tunisian Template

As the world begins to understand what happened in the ‘Arab Spring’ that began in December 2010—and its ramifications today—the place where it was sparked is both a map and compass. Where did the movement come from and where is it going?

Of all the countries that took part in the Arab Spring, Tunisia is the one that most deserves the appellation ‘free.’

But it is not quite there yet. This North African nation still has a long way to go. Its entrenched cultural and religious taboos are making the transition to true freedom a complicated process.

One indication of the challenges faced by the inheritors of Arab Spring is a recent report by the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee, known by the acronym COLIBE.

Established in August 2017 by Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi, the purpose of COLIBE is “the preparation of a reform project in accordance with the requirements of the Tunisian Constitution of 2014 and international human rights standards”.

via ‘Arab Spring’ Yesterday and Today: The Tunisian Template

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