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National Constituent Assembly members passed the Transitional Justice Law with 125 votes of approval Saturday, after hours of voting on each article separately. Passed at 1:00 a.m., the final version of the law consists of 70 articles, according to Chakib Darouiche, spokesperson of the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice.
“The major changes introduced to the law were an addition to Article 8, and a change of procedures in choosing members of the Council of Truth and Dignity,” added Darouiche in an interview with Tunisia Live.
A part of the Transitional Justice Law calls for the creation of the Council of Truth and Dignity, which is an independent body. The 15 members of the council will have the prerogative to open security archives of the regime of toppled president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. The archives remained closed since the popular uprising three years ago.