Welcome to DCAF Tunisia!
DCAF Response to change in Tunisia
In the first weeks following the Tunisian Revolution, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) offered its expertise to the transitional government. Since February 2011, DCAF has been reinforcing its cooperation with the Tunisian government through agreements and assistance programmes with several ministries (Interior, Justice and Defence). In July 2011, Tunisia joined the DCAF Foundation Council and became its 60th member state. In order to facilitate the implementation of its cooperation programmes with the Tunisian authorities and civil society members, DCAF opened an office in Tunis in October 2011.
DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa
In June 2012, the 61 member states of DCAF’s Foundation Council approved the establishment of a DCAF Trust Fund for Security Sector Development Assistance in North Africa. The Trust Fund enables DCAF to provide long -term support to security sector reform in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt. A Steering committee composed of representatives of contributing states and DCAF’s operations division “Middle East and North Africa” will be responsible for operating the fund.
Tunisian Ministry of National Defense participates at the Fifth International Conference of Ombuds-Institutions for Armed Forces (ICOAF)
The Norwegian Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces and DCAF co-hosted the 5th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF) in Oslo. The conference was opened by the President of the Storting, the DCAF Director and the Norwegian Parliamentary Commissioner, and focused on veterans, gender as well as on capacity building. The […]
Discussion with the Minister of the Interior concerning how to integrate a gender dimension in security sector reform
The team working on the DCAF-AIHR joint project “Identifying the needs for integrating gender in the security sector” met the Minister of the Interior, H.E. Mr. Lotfi Ben Jeddou, on Oct. 8th, 2013. The meeting was an opportunity to review the chief components of the project, laying particular focus on security sector reform in Tunisia. […]
DCAF, organized a roundtable with media executives focusing on investigative journalism in the security sector on October 3rd. During the debate the participants reviewed the current challenges to the legislation in force, access to official information in practice, in-house capacities, basic resources and (self-) censorship, in order to provide the Tunisian media with the required […]
DCAF and the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice organized a training course this week for senior officials from the Ministry on how to conduct inspections of detention facilities in Tunisia. The course involved two parts: a theoretical introduction, followed by a ‘training inspection’ at a Tunisian prison. The theoretical section covered aspects related […]
DCAF, in association with the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA), organized a round table on the theme “Image and ethical issues in situations of crisis or conflict.” The workshop brought together twenty reporters and chief-editors from Tunisian public and private broadcasters, as well as members of the HAICA. It looked into the constraints […]