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General Assembly Committee One Strengthening the rule of law and the reform of the criminal justice institutions Country: Tunisia Delegate: Clarissa Benoni

Honourable Chairs, Distinguished Delegates, The main elements of the problem are the following: Tunisia’s democratic transition remains at a critical intersection of conflict and peacebuilding. While the country made significant political progress with parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014, it confronts threats of violent extremism with roots at home and in the surrounding region. The government is focused on border security and on development policies to alleviate underlying causes of conflict in communities far outside Tunis. Despite recent economic and security challenges, Tunisia continues to show perseverance and patience in its transition. In the fall of 2013, Tunisia saw a dangerously increasing political polarisation and a lock-down in the process of developing a new constitution. Th...