To properly secure the rights of all citizens within a country there needs to be a well-written constitution, with legal supremacy, to guarantee those rights. As a step towards democracy the Tunisian government rewrote their constitution to give their citizens fundamental human rights, such as the right to be treated equal. Also many new rights were added to this constitution or at least had additional points added to already existing rights. Some of the rights guaranteed in this revised constitution were revolutionary for the Islamic world; an example would be article 46 of their constitution. This article states that the state will protect the rights of all women, and continue to strengthen and develop those rights. Addressi...
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...vernment influence. They are still picking up the pieces from the Ben Ali government including many cases on corruption
(“Economy”, 2014). When I compare my score to that of other sources I found that they our scores were quite similar. The 2014 Index of Economic Freedom currently ranks Tunisia as having 57.3% freedom and is ranked 109 when compared to the rest of the world. I found that a majority of other sources were extremely generous when scoring Tunisia. I personally feel that the country has more than fifty percent democratic freedom, although they are close. Tunisia is a country that has gone through a lot and are in the process of rebuilding as a democracy, doing so takes time and patience especially when dealing with law. They have made some great steps forward but more must be done to ensure a free and fair democratic system within the country.
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