Tunisia

World Coalition Steering Committee member

Coalition nationale tunisienne contre la peine de mort

The National Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CTCPM) was founded in 2007 and legally recognized in 2012 after the fall of dictator Ben Ali. The CTCPM continues many generations of activist’ fight for the abolition of the death penalty since the mid-1970s. The CTCPM’s objectives are written down in its charter:

– Achieving the abolition of the death penalty in Tunisia
– Promoting a citizen’s movement in favour of the abolition
– Work with the authorities to make Tunisia join the abolitionist States side

The National Coalition gathers eight associations:

1- Ligue Tunisienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme (Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights – LTDH)

2- Organisation Contre la Torture en Tunisie (Organisation Against Torture in Tunisia – OCTT)

3- Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates (Tunisian Association of Democractic Women – ATFD)

4- Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme (Arab Institute for Human Rights – IADH)
– Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates (Tunisian Association of Democrat Women – ATFD)

5- Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche et le Développement (Association of Tunisian Women for Research and Development – AFTURD)

6- Réseau Doustourna (Doustourna Network)

7- Ligue des Ecrivains Tunisiens Libres (League of the Free Tunisian Authors – LETL)

8- Centre de Tunis pour la liberté de la presse (Tunis Center for Freedom of the Press)

 

Date founded

2007             

Structure type

NGO             

World Coalition Steering Committee member

Contact informations

5 rue de l'Atlas
1er étage
1002 Tunis
Phone +216 71 353 417
Fax +216 71 352 671

Resources

Document(s)

The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

on 21 August 2021


2021

NGO report

World Coalition

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

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More details See the document

The signatory organizations are convinced that the death penalty is incompatible with the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which is a peremptory norm of international law (jus cogens) and should thus be abolished. The death penalty is only tolerated by international law and standards to the extent that it may only be imposed for the most serious crimes and applied in a way that causes the least possible suffering. However, the signatory organizations believe that from the sentencing to the execution, the death penalty inevitably causes physical harm and psychological suffering amounting to torture or ill-treatments.

The present position paper documents the extent to which international and regional organisation have already recognised a violation of the absolution prohibitionof torture in the application and imposition of the death penalty.

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