Charte d'Honneur des Partis Politiques, des Coalitions et des Candidats Indépendants pour les élections et les référendums de la République Tunisienne

Country/entity
Tunisia
Region
Middle East and North Africa
Agreement name
Charte d'Honneur des Partis Politiques, des Coalitions et des Candidats Indépendants pour les élections et les référendums de la République Tunisienne
Date
22/07/2014
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Tunisian Uprising (2010 - 2011)
Also known as the Jasmine Revolution, the Tunisian Uprising began following the self-immolation of the street vender Mohammed Bouazizi in protest of his humiliation at the hands of the police. Driven by high unemployment, inflation, corruption and political repression, the protests effectively ended the long-term regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and saw an opening of the Tunisian political system. Democratic elections in October 2011 brought a coalition government consisting of the Islamist Ennahda Party, alongside the centre-left Congress for the Republic and the leftist Ettakatol, to power. The success of the Tunisian uprising sparked popular protests across the Middle East, however, most have since fallen into civil war (Syria, Libya, and Yemen) or witnessed a counter-revolution (Egypt and Bahrain).
Tunisian Uprising (2010 - 2011) )
Stage
Framework/substantive - partial (Core issue)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
134: Tunisia reform process
Parties
political parties, alliances and coalitions of parties, political movements and networks, and independent candidates and lists
Third parties
Description
Agreement outlining the operating procedures among political parties and other politically active organisations and individuals to ensure stability and national unity. Agreement has particular focus on transparency and limiting hostile rhetoric.

Agreement document
TU_140722_Charte d'Honneur.pdf

Agreement document (original language)
TU_140722_Charte d'Honneur des Partis Politiques.pdf

Main category
Page 3, Specific Commitments
... They will refrain also from criticism based on unverified allegations or facts which have been misrepresented, and from the use of offensive innuendoes about the candidates or members of their families on the basis of race, religion , beliefs , sex , social or regional origin, education, or any other similar reason;

Page 6, The electoral process
The parties will also work during all stages of the electoral process to provide conditions of equality to improve participation from women, young people, and the elderly, and will make as much effort as possible to encourage and facilitate the participation of marginalised, poor, and low resources groups.

Page 8, The electoral process:
...
The parties also work during all stages of the electoral process to provide conditions for equal opportunities for greater participation of women, youth and the elderly. The parties also make as much effort as possible to encourage and facilitate participation of marginalised, poor and low resources groups.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
Effective participation
Page 6, The electoral process
The parties will also work during all stages of the electoral process to provide conditions of equality to improve participation from women, young people, and the elderly, and will make as much effort as possible to encourage and facilitate the participation of marginalised, poor, and low resources groups.
Other
Page 8, The electoral process:
...
The parties also work during all stages of the electoral process to provide conditions for equal opportunities for greater participation of women, youth and the elderly. The parties also make as much effort as possible to encourage and facilitate participation of marginalised, poor and low resources groups.
Equality
Equality (general)
Page 3, Specific Commitments
... They will refrain also from criticism based on unverified allegations or facts which have been misrepresented, and from the use of offensive innuendoes about the candidates or members of their families on the basis of race, religion , beliefs , sex , social or regional origin, education, or any other similar reason;
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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