Nobel Peace Prize 2015 : Tunisian choice for dialogue rewarded

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The award of the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet recognises the determination of Tunisian civil society and its tenacious fight for democracy and human rights. 

It is a tribute to the courage of Tunisian men and woman who, notwithstanding continuous attacks against fundamental freedoms, were able to unite all society actors, to consolidate the young Tunisian democracy.

« We are extremely proud to hear that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to our Tunisian member organisation, the LTDH, as well as our partners the National Bar Association of Tunisian Lawyers and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT). »

Karim Lahidji, FIDH President

The award of this prize sends a strong message of encouragement and support to civil society across the region, which continuously faces obscurantism and extremism.

« This prize rewards the role of civil society in supporting the aspirations of the Tunisian people for democracy and human rights. It also demonstrates the importance of dialogue, including in the fight against extremism, »

Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH)

The Quartet, created after the political assassinations of Chokri Belaïd and Mohammed Brahmi, allowed the establishment of a political dialogue, which prevented an escalation of violence in the country. The rôle of the Quartet has been pivotal in the adoption of the new Tunisian constitution which upholds fundamental freedoms and human rights. Its action as also been crucial towards the holding of free and fair elections.

The Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) was the first Tunisian organisation to join FIDH in 1977.


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