Tunisia president seizes control of judicial watchdog and assumes expanded powers over judiciary

Tunisia President Kais Saied on Sunday issued a decree replacing the country’s judicial independence watchdog with his own council and giving himself near-unilateral power over the appointment and dismissal of judges. Protests followed shortly after as citizens denounced Saied’s most recent step toward authoritarianism.

Sarah Kimball Stephenson | U. Nevada Las Vegas School of Law, US

FEBRUARY 13, 2022 07:32:13 PM

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