Tunisian organizations express their refusal to dismiss the head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission

The undersigning civil society organizations express their categorical rejection of the illegal decision of the Head of caretaker Government to dismiss Dean Chawki Al-Tabib from the presidency of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and subject the commission to an administrative and financial oversight process from the interests of the Presidency of the government, which clearly indicates that this decision came as a response and an act of revenge after the commission committed itself to the file on suspicion of conflict of interest related to Mr. Elyes Al Fakhfakh, and this was confirmed by the heads of independent public bodies, especially since the National Anti-Corruption Commission had previously been subjected to the supervision of the Court of Accounts, which completed its supervisory report on the 30th of last July.

The signing organizations confirm:

– Their condemnation of the Head of the caretaker Government’s decision and rejection of the logic of revenge, retaliation, and the exploitation of influence to settle personal accounts, against the background of the National Anti-Corruption Commission pledging a file pertaining to the Head of the caretaker Government and related to conflict of interests.

– Their rejection of the caretaker Head of Government’s decision, considering that Decree No. 120 of 2011 does not authorize him to break the mandate of the head of the authority, which lasts for six years without interruption and without renewal, and their call for its abolition due to the violation of the independence of a national body as a dangerous precedent threatening the rest of the national bodies and the amendment role assigned to it by the constitution

– Their full solidarity with the National Anti-Corruption Commission and with its head, Dean Chawky Al Tabib, because of the seriousness and responsibility that characterized his work.

The signing organizations:

  1. Dean Ibrahim Bouderbala, Dean of the National Lawyers’ Committee
  2. Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights
  3. The Arab Institute for Human Rights
  4. Article 19 Organization
  5. National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists
  6. Euro-Mediterranean Rights Network
  7. No Peace No Justice
  8. The Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia
  9. Association for Citizenship, Development, Cultures and Migration in the two banks
  10. Arts and Cultures Association in the two banks
  11. Creation and Creativity Association for Development and Employment
  12. Tunisian Union for Associative Media
  13. Tunisian League of Newspaper Managers
  14. 10_23 organization to support the democratic transition process
  15. National Observatory for the Defense of Civic State
  16. Tunisian Association for the Defense of University Values
  17. Beity Organisation
  18. Tunis Center for Freedom of the Press
  19. The Tunisian Organization Against Torture
  20. Democratic Women Organisation
  21. le Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh
  22. Democratic Transition and Human Rights Support Centre (DAAM)

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