Tunisia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (26.06.19)


Q – The Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) in Tunisia, which is tasked with shedding light on the state crimes committed under the Bourguiba and Ben Ali regimes is calling for an apology and reparations from the French government. A memorandum will be sent to France very soon. This is what the president of IVD indicated on Radio France. What is Paris’s response? Should France apologize to Tunisia for the crimes committed since 1955 (e.g. Bizerte crisis in 1961) and consider financial reparations?

A – The Truth and Dignity Commission was established in 2013. France has supported Tunisia from the outset in its efforts to implement this transitional justice process, with due respect for Tunisia’s sovereignty.

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