In January 2011, Tunisia became the first country in the MENA region to change its autocratic regime through a widespread and peaceful popular uprising. Following this major transformation, an OHCHR assessment mission was dispatched to Tunisia by the High Commissioner in order to assess how the Office could accompany national efforts towards the establishment of a democratic society in Tunisia. Read more >
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.