A UB seminar analyses the democratic transitions in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria
The Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights was established in 1976 and it is the oldest organization of this type in Africa and the Arab world. In 2015 it received the Nobel Peace Prize, as a member of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, "its decisive contribution to building a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution of 2011".
The speakers at the seminar will be Jamel M'Salem, president of the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights since September 2016; Saïd Salhi, vice-president of the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights; and Céline Bardet, international lawyer and expert on human rights in Libya.
This activity is part of the Wahda project, of which the UB Solidarity Foundation is a member, which aims to strengthen the role of Tunisian civil society (especially women and young people) in the defence of civic space. The seminar will take place as part of the visit of a Tunisian delegation from the University of Carthage and the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights to the University of Barcelona.