TUNISIA: Children's Rights in the UN Special Procedures' Reports

Summary: This report extracts mentions of children's rights issues in the reports of the UN Special Procedures. This does not include reports of child specific Special Procedures, such as the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, which are available as separate reports.

Please note that the language may have been edited in places for the purpose of clarity.


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Visits requested by Special Procedures

  • Special Rapporteur on Torture (1998/ 2007)
  • Special Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers
  • (R, reminder in 2008) Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the situation of human rights defenders
  • (R in 2009) Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression


Special Rapporteur on Terrorism

Date: 22-26 January 2010

No mentions of childrens' rights in press release (full report not available)


Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. Abid Hussain


Country visit: 6-10 December 1999
Report published: 23 February 2000

The Special Rapporteur expresses concern about freedom of expression of journalists and human rights defenders and about allegations regarding the treatment of the families of people under arrest.

The case of Ms. Radhia Nasraoui, a well-known human rights lawyer is one of the most significant: she has been regularly harassed both in her professional life (ransacking of her office, restrictions on freedom of movement, pressure on her clients) and in her family life (attempted abduction of her younger daughter). (para 63).


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