Reparative Justice and Post-Revolution Economics in Tunisia

6/7/2013

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Photo: A mural of Mohamed Bouazizi by faroutflora


In the latest ICTJ podcast, Reparative Justice Program director Ruben Carranza joins us for a discussion on Tunisia, where reparations are at the forefront of the country’s discussions of transitional justice.

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Tunisia's government, civil society, and victims groups are engaged in intense debate over how reparations for victims of the revolution should be defined and administered. As the debates move forward, post-revolution economics are proving to be a critical component of reparations planning.

Transitional reforms continue to address economic dimensions of the revolution, including a commission of inquiry into corruption and embezzlement, the freezing of assets of former President Ben Ali and those close to the regime, and confiscation of property.

In this conversation with ICTJ's Hannah Dunphy, Carranza explains why economic injustices were at the heart of Tunisia’s revolution, the difficulties of designing compensation programs for victims, and what to watch in the unfolding debate around reparations.