HRW: bill on reconciliation may hinder transitional justice process
14/07/2016 19:37, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- The draft law on the economic and financial reconciliation to be discussed by general legislation committee in the House of the People's Representatives (HPR) may hinder the process of transitional justice, said Human Rights Watch ( HRW).

In a statement published on its website, the organization warns against the adoption of this law which it said, "enshrines impunity and contributes to corrupt laundering".

"There will be no reconciliation without truth and accountability" warns the Organization in the same statement.

According to the Organization, this bill, if passed, will end the judicial proceedings against several businessmen and officials of the deposed government who benefited illegally from public markets or a large tax fraud system .

“Just as impunity gives human rights violators a green light to continue their abuse, letting economic criminals off the hook will lead to more corruption,” said Amna Guellali, Tunisia office director at Human Rights Watch.

MP Sana Mersni, rapporteur of the General Legislation Commission at the House of the People's Representatives (HPR) announced the review in July of Bill on the economic and financial reconciliation by the commission.

In a statement to TAP, Mersni assured that the Committee will consider the bill in its original form as it was presented by the Presidency of the Republic in July 2015.

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